I’ve started something

Have you ever started something and wished you hadn’t started something?

It all seemed so wonderful at first

And now, well…hmmm

You’re not so sure

You’ve started this, this…thing

And now it’s too late

The ride has started and the only way to get off it

Is to experience all the twists, turns and upside-down moments

Letting the G-force hit your face until it’s all over

Or until your lunch comes back up

I‘VE STARTED SOMETHING

It’s little wonder the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians

Encourages them to not give up or give in

They started something and needed to trust God to finish it

‘There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish…’ (Philippians 1:6 MSG)

I love that

God keeps at it because He wants to bring your ‘something’ to a flourishing finish

Spoiler alert!

God isn’t into the growing trend of “Flake it till you make it”

No matter what this world tells you

He wants you to be going strong, in full swing and flourishing over that finishing line

When you feel like giving in and giving up

When you’ve started your ‘something’

And wonder if you’re ever, ever, ever going to finish it

It’s okay

You have totally got this, my friend

And, I’ll tell you another thing while we’re here

God NEVER starts something in you and leaves you hanging

Oh no

He keeps at your ‘something’ until it’s completed

Sure, there may be a couple of loop-da-loops you didn’t see coming

Or a few twists and hair-pin turns

That made you want to  cry and curl up into a ball

But God has got you and He’s promised you a flourishing finish

I know what you’re thinking

What about all those people who are stronger, faster, more courageous than me?

They started their ‘something’ and now it’s done, dusted, finished

And I’m still in the middle of my “I’ve started something” journey

And everyone has given up asking me

“When are you going to finish that ‘something’ you’ve started?”

I believe that if something is worth doing, then it’s worth doing well

Other people may be way, way ahead of you

But it’s the longevity of your ‘something’ that you need

And if that takes a little more time, then so be it

James reminds us to, ‘… let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.’ (James 1:4 NKJV)

Say it again, James, this time loud and clear

LACKING NOTHING”

Exactamungo!

We need to let patience do its thing and trust God

That He will complete the work He started in us

So, you’ve started something, yes?

Something wonderful I hope

Something so fantastic that it gives you goose bumps just thinking about it

Because the world needs more people like you

To show them

You can start something, and no matter how long it takes you

If you trust God, you will have a flourishing finish!

 

Wendy xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wendy Parker

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