Luke 14:28-30 Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not 1st sit down & estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation & is not able to finish it, everyone will ridicule him saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.“
The theme of my blog last week was trusting that God won’t leave you when He’s already brought you so far; when He’s given you an assignment to carry out, it is up to you to see it through to the end. Well, the scripture above is parallel with that post. So I guess it’s fair to assume, the topic is still on my heart.
People often times see the rewards of what others have been working on for a very long time (w/o always having knowledge of how long they’ve been working towards it) and start to question God about why this or that is not happening for them…in their faithfulness. Don’t be weary in your well-doing. God is never asleep at the wheel. He is never late. He is always on time. Trust and believe in what He has entrusted you will come to pass but you must remain steadfast and unmovable. Even if the vision has already come to fruition, and its not going the way YOU think it should be going; still remain obedient. This is definitely ministering to me right now as I have recently been contemplating a major decision with regard to my business. I can’t preach STEADFASTNESS to you all without 1st looking in the mirror to make sure I’m practicing what I preach.
I started the business with the sole intent of giving God glory. God approved it and together, we made it happen. Selah. But over time, I found myself looking at it like a burden. I even removed all my merchandise from the website and threw my hands up and said, “I’m tired. It’s too hard to run a business…to continue pressing forward with it.” Well, a couple days ago, I expressed my feelings to one of my sisters-in-Christ and she gave me a spiritual spanking, if you will. In a nutshell, she told me that the desire was there which built it and the cost was already paid. God gave me everything I needed to birth it, but I can’t stop now. I have to see it through to the end. If it’s not meant to work out, it won’t work, but quitting is not an option! I sure do praise God for my accountability partners. Lord knows I needed to hear that. So I’ve created a plan that I will implement for the business when I get back from Africa which will prayerfully help me run the business more efficiently. I have decided to do like the scripture stated above and FINISH IT!!
Allow me to encourage you today readers, that God is not through with you yet. He is working it out for you, behind the scenes…making sure you have all the equipment and resources available. It’s up to you to grab hold of what you’ve been praying for and view it as a blessing and not a curse. With everything in place for you, the only thing remaining is YOU…your follow through, your obedience, commitment, trust in God and faith. Don’t give up. Pray without ceasing and BELIEVE!