Practice finishing!

“I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward” Philippians 3:14, NLT.

One day I walked into the fitness gym after a long hiatus, feeling pumped and ready to go. As I stretched, I began to encourage myself with, “Ok, you haven’t worked out in a while, but you’re here now!” I headed straight for my favorite workout machine–the elliptical. I stepped on and when asked by Jill, my personal virtual trainer, what kind of workout I would like to do, I choose a good 15 minute forward/reverse, level 5 workout, with the mountain view. So I get started, and am moving at a steady pace. Five minutes into it, Jill tells me that I must now go in reverse. I begin to go in the opposite direction, the muscles in my legs begin to scream and by this time I want to quit. Thoughts run through my mind, “You know haven’t been here in a while. You need to take it easy. Go ahead and stop…now!” These thoughts sound very convincing, but then another thought rose above them all, “No, I am not going to stop. Even if my thighs are burning, I will finish what I started!” So I press through. Five minutes, ten minutes, and by now I’m quoting scripture at the machine, “I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (see 2 Timothy 2:10). Finally, I reach the end of my workout session and I feel a sense of accomplishment!

In life, you may set out to lose weight, to finish school, to finish writing your book, etc, and if you rationalize quitting in these small things, you will more than likely quit when it comes to bigger tasks. Practicing finishing. Train yourself to finish what you start no matter how hard it gets. Doing this will filter over into you discovering and fulfilling the purpose and plan of God for your life!

Prayer: Father God, thank You for giving me the grace to finish in life. Even in small things, help me to practice finishing. Help me endure and persevere by faith until I every detail of your purpose and plan for my life is complete. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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12 thoughts on “Practice finishing!”

  1. Amen! Quiting is no option! Jesus our Pioneer of faith has done it all for us, we complete it in Him and through the help of the Holy Spirit!!

  2. Amen Thank you God for your plan for my life and future ahead and Jesus name of Jesus Amen

  3. Lord give me the Strength to carry-on quitting is not an option I am pressing my way to God be the glory amen

  4. Thank you Father for always being with me telling me I can do it. Thank you for the strength Tru faith you provide me. I love you Jesus

  5. Yes Lord. Like my sister’s I will not quit. I will keep on keeping on with Jesus. Lord You go before us and behind us so that NOTHING is against us. Even though sometimes in the trial we might see you through a veil. But You’re always there with us, watching. I always say, ” Where am I gonna go” Nowhere.🎵Cause I don’t wanna go somewhere if I know that you’re not there, Cause I know that life without you is a lie. And I don’t wanna walk that road be a million miles from home, Cause my heart needs to be right where You are….ohhh I don’t wanna go🎵🎤 Thank you Father. Please bless and care for all my DOTK sisters 💜

    1. Thank you so much for this true and most needed word! I have lost 70 lbs. and need to lose at least 70 lbs. more. I exercise hard everyday but need to really watch my eating so with the help of the the Lord, I will Finish what He started. Please pray for me as I press on toward the goal (Phillipians 3:14)

  6. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” I receive YOUR Word , it is through YOU my LORD JESUS I can do all things. *But thanks be to GOD” Who gives us the victory through our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Therefore, my beloved brethren, Be steadfast, immovable. always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the LORD. ( 1 Corinthians 15:57-58). I LOVE YOU my LORD FATHER GOD” JESUS” HOLY SPIRIT.” Thank You Sister Keisha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD Hallelujah, Always on time Hallelujah. LOVE AND GOD BLESS You all. ALOHA Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i

  7. AMEN, As We mature in the Spoken Word of the Lord almighty Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thy own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him; and he shall direct thy paths” The lord will always give Us the strength that we need to pursue Everything that’s needed in Our lives
    From Our Health, Children, Jobs
    Relationship’s, Marriage, Our daily Walk, Everything. We have to hold on to Our Faith and Trust him at all times

  8. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!!!
    🎤Trusting in His Holy Word..
    He never failed me yet..
    And that’s why I’m singing..
    Oh, oh oh oh..
    Oh oh oh..
    Can’t turn around..
    We’ve come this far..
    By faith🎵
    Lord, I know the Blessing is in the pressing..with Your Grace I will continue to press my way through until I have finished what has been placed before me/in my care! Jesus, I Love & Thank You Soooo Much..For Loving Me💓!!!
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

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