Thursday, November 18, 2010

Finish This

To finish something is to see it through to its completion. There are some days when I find myself doing several projects at the same time. The problem with this is that it makes it difficult to finish any of them. It can make my life crazy! At some of point I have to stop myself, and focus on one project, and tell myself to finish this before I move on to the next one.

Jesus had an important task when He came to this earth. The task was to live among us, to show us how to live and to love, and ultimately to die for our sins so that through Him we might have eternal life; through Him we could be reconciled to God! In the Gospel of John, chapter 19 Jesus is on the cross, He has had a conversation with the two criminals on either side of Him, He leads one to salvation, and then in verse 30 He says these words: “It is finished.” Jesus had finished what He had come to do, and now it was time to die!

How nice it is when we finish something. I love checking it off my “to do” list. There is a great sense of accomplishment when things get done. How much more so when we know that we are doing what God is calling us to do. I love to sense where God is leading me, go in that direction, and follow it through to completion. I pray that at the end of my life, I will be able to feel like I have accomplished what God has created me to do, and I will be able to say “It is finished.’ How about you?