Start What Must Be Finished



My dad was in the Navy in WWII. When he sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge, heading to war, he said he was relieved to start what must be finished.

In order to finish anything, we must start. We must have our goal in mind, and we must get on with it. If we’re scared, we must do it scared. (See Do it Scared.)

My goal is to hear my Lord say to me: “Well done.” I certainly do better, day by day, when I keep that goal in mind.

Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51), knowing He would suffer and be crucified. But He kept on, day by day, and died so that we might live.

My first eye surgery is this next Wednesday. Yes, I’m apprehensive, even with lots of prayer. But I know retinal surgery is the path to improved vision, or, at least, the path to maintain the vision I still have. Delay worsens my condition.

The Lord God helps me; therefore I have set my face like flint. (Isaiah 50:7) So I am eager to begin what must be finished.

Is there something you must start in order to reach your goal? What are you going to do about it?

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