Seeing The Job Through
People say that the most significant step is just getting started. But, whether it’s a new business, a career, education, or some other commitment – taking the first step is huge.
But I don’t think that’s the hardest part. The hardest part is seeing the job through.
It’s exciting to be able to proclaim, “I started my ________!” But it’s the daily grind of waking up each morning, doing the boring, unexciting parts necessary for success that makes you successful. It’s the follow-up calls, the bookkeeping, the homework, the early mornings and late nights, the emails, and the meetings that keep things running smoothly.
The Importance Of Assurances
When we enter into an agreement or contract with someone – we want assurances. Primarily, we want to know that they will do a good job and complete the job to our satisfaction. That’s important because if you don’t finish the job, you can’t do anything with it.
I thought about that the other day while struggling with completing my book, managing the appointments and tests for my sick child, and attempting to get my business off the ground. I was discouraged, frustrated, and feeling overwhelmed. I had been trying to console my daughter – to tell her that God hadn’t brought her this far to drop her now. I assured her that God knew what was wrong even if the doctors didn’t and that He would heal her. It’s in His promise in Philippians 1:6. When God starts a good work in you – you can be confident, assured that He will finish that good work.
I suddenly realized that that meant me too! I had begun writing this book to honor my mother and her faith in God. No matter how many bumps along the road between the start and publish, I can be assured that God will bring His work to completion.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.