Sunday, July 27, 2014


July 28, 2014
John 19:30  "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."

Unfinished projects are everywhere.  I'm sure you have a project started but is lacking in completion.  You might even have more than one unfinished project.  I know of people who started projects twenty years ago and have yet to complete them.  For whatever reason we get sidetracked or derailed from finishing them.  Life gets in the way, we lose motivation, run out of finances, and we get tired.  There are many valid reasons for unfinished projects and there are many invalid excuses for unfinished projects.  But we all have them.  Unfinished business weighs on us, dangling overhead but we pretend not to see them lest we get stressed about it.  Our intentions are very good but our follow through is lacking sometimes.

Jesus completed His major project, thankfully.  He came to die for our sins.  Period.  When He breathed His last breath on the cross He spoke those important words, "It is finished."  I am so glad He did not get sidetracked or lose motivation.  He kept His eye on the task, knew what He had to do, and completed it.  He got the job done and because He did, you and I can now have eternal salvation.  Imagine what your life would be like if Jesus didn't finish the work, if you did not have the hope of being in Heaven someday.

Everyone has something to do for the Lord.  He has given us all talents and special gifts required to complete it.  This is not new to this generation.  In the book of Revelation, the Lord sent a word to one of His churches.  The message said, "Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God."  It was for those nearing the end of life but did not complete what the Lord asked of them.  Sadly, this happens everyday.  People die having never finished what the Lord asked of them.

You, too, like Jesus, have a project to complete.  It is unique to you, designed specifically for you by the Lord and no one else can do it.  I don't know what that is, but at one point in your life you were excited for a project from the Lord and started out doing the work.  But you may have lost motivation.  Maybe there was a valid reason for not finishing the work.  You have unfinished business to do for the Lord and even as you read these words your heart is burning within you for something specific, something you started years ago but never finished.  The Lord's plan doesn't change.  If He asked you to do something then He still wants you to do it.

No man is told when he will die.  Your life is not a guarantee and everyday is an opportunity to complete what the Lord has asked of you.  If you put it off another day, sadly that day may not come.  Today is the only chance you'll get to begin again at finishing what you started.  Hopefully, when you breathe your last, like Jesus, you'll be as completed in your task.  I pray one day you will be able to declare, "It is finished."

If there is something hindering you from finishing your project for the Lord, I pray right now in Jesus Name that the roadblock would be moved.  I speak to the mountain in your life to be thrown into the sea, that you may continue on in the work you started!

Don't take my word for it; look it up:  Ezra 5:15-17, 1 Thess 5:1-11, Titus 1:5, Revelation 3:2-3

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