Do you recall your favorite pair of shoes growing up? While many rocked Nike Air Force Ones, I was a Converse kid, and my favorite pair were my yellow and blue All-Star Converse. I was around twelve years old when I first laid my hands on the light yellow and blue high-tops. They were just my size, unique, and just like me. Whenever I walked down the hallway with my fresh kicks, I just knew I was the best thing since sliced bread.
When friends complimented me on my shoes, all thirty-two of my teeth would be on display( and if you know me, I’m not one to smile with my teeth too often). I’m not sure what it was about those shoes or what made me love them so much, but during that period of time, they helped to define myself. They helped me discover parts of myself that I didn’t know existed.
However, as time moved on and although my shoes remained the same I grew out of them. No longer could I rock them as I once was able to. It was time for me to put them away and start with something fresh… something new.
Finish What You Started!
Sis, as we carry out this season of revitalization I encourage you to continue to keep pushing forward because God is moving mightily. This morning, during my quiet time with Him, He placed Hebrews 11:1 so strongly on my heart I could do nothing but cry because I was reminded how important it is to operate in faith.
NOW, faith is the substance of things HOPED for and the evidence of things NOT seen. – Hebrews 11:1
You see, for many years I moved around in circles questioning God when will I arrive? When will I get out of this rut? But can I tell you, something sis?
I was my own hold up!
- I created a mountain out of a molehill. I doubted myself.
- I downgraded my call.
- I spoke death on the very Word God gave me.
It wasn’t until I was at my lowest peek in life when I saw God continuously move on my behalf and it helped me to finally realize that ABBA wanted me to succeed and He wanted to see my SOUL prosper.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.- 3 John 1:2
Today, I’m here to share with you that He wants you to do the same by finishing what you have started.
Beginning this year, I believe we all had set goals in mind. One may have been to accomplish a weight goal, discover a healthier way to eat, or spend more time with family. Nevertheless, life happens and I’m sure by now your perfect plan isn’t flowing the way you would like it to (I know mine isn’t.)
However, that does NOT give us a pass to give up! We serve a sovereign God, and just as I was reminded this morning, He simply wants me to remind you that your time is now. There should be no more delay. It’s time to pick up that old notebook, take a glimpse at the vision board you created earlier this year. My friend, you’re right on time to finish what you started. Remember, God’s timing is never late!
Hey sis, do like what you’ve read? What was your greatest takeaway? I can’t wait to read your comments below!
***Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in October 2019 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.