Apostle Grace Lubega
John 4:34 (KJV); Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
It is one thing to do the will of God, it is another to finish it.
The completion of divine purpose is not merely in the doing, it is in the finishing.
Church history bears the sad testimony of men and women of God who were trusted with great responsibilities by heaven. Some started their race well but they never finished. They began the journey of greatness, however, when the storms of life beset them, they gave up and fell off the race track of divine assignment.
God has set a task before you. However, His interest is not merely in you doing it, He is interested in you FINISHING IT.
In 1 Corinthians 9:27, the Apostle Paul points us to one of the principles of men who FINISH. He says, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
Along the roadside of divine purpose are the ‘carcasses’ of men who have fallen to the whims of their flesh, their emotions and their appetites. This is not God’s plan or desire.
Only a man who has brought his body under subjection can say, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (2 Timothy 4:7).
Only a man who has brought his body under subjection can be able to say, “IT IS FINISHED.” (John 19:30).
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Timothy 4:7, John 19:30.
GOLDEN NUGGET: It is one thing to do the will of God, it is another to finish it. The completion of divine purpose is not merely in the doing, it is in the finishing.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I receive the fullness of its understanding. I know the call of God and the expectation of heaven upon my life. I will finish well because wisdom works in me to complete the task ahead of me; to run with diligence; to believe without wavering and to stand no matter what comes my way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.