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FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED

I believe in my heart that this devotion speaks to us about the need to complete our assignments. I have watched in amazement as God’s people have begun their Christian journey with enthusiasm and zeal, only to find that in a short span of time they quit. Some of them started to come to church, attended services and eagerly worked for the Lord. God’s people had great hopes for them. Yet, for some reason they could not finish what they started. Let us be clear, there will always be roadblocks and setbacks in this Christian journey. The race is not given to the swift but to those who endure to the end. This is a long tedious journey and we need to stay in the race. I Corinthians 4:2 is our scriptural text today.

“Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.”

In this passage, Paul speaks of his relationship with the people at Corinth. He is referring to his fellow laborer Apollos as a servant of Christ. Paul knows that as a servant, he must remain faithful. Paul urges his fellow believers to continue the work they have started. There will be pitfalls along the way. He does not want them to think that they have arrived, but to be true to their commitment to Christ. Paul has a deep love for them and knows the importance for them to fulfill their commitment to Christ. He wants them to finish strong what they have started. My prayer today is that all of us will finish strong. Perhaps there is someone reading this devotion who can start today by giving your life to Christ, seeking to honor and work for Him. But, remember, whatever you do, do it with every ounce of energy with you and do it consistently for the rest of your life.