If somebody else says you are wonderful and the people you live with don’t, then you have failed. It is far more important that the people who know you the best think well of you because they get to see every part of you. – T. D. Jakes
(10 GOOD REASONS TO FINISH WHAT YOU’VE STARTED)
Are you tempted to quit on that project you’ve started? Maybe you’re building a business, learning a skill, reading a book or writing one; taking a college course or a qualifying exam. Then, don’t!
Maybe your motivation is sagging or the obstacles are wearing you out. Do not quit yet. Let me encourage you to finish whatever it is you have started. Here are ten good reasons for you to consider. I refuse you to be a quitter!
Reason 1: It pays to finish. This life only celebrates a finisher. Monuments are not erected to quitters but finishers. Mockery is the only reward for uncompleted projects (see Luke 14:29).
Reason 2: God does not reward uncompleted assignments and abandoned projects. Only finishers are rewarded. Heaven is a city for “him who overcomes”. (See Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:12, 21) If you can finish, you have won. With God finishing is winning!
Reason 3: Only completers are saved (Matthew 24:13). Starting is no big deal. Anyone (within a reasonable margin) can start anything. But it takes people with the spirit of excellence to follow through and finish what they have started. And only such people are rewarded with success in life. Stick-to-itiveness is the mark of champions. “Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it is better than standing out.”(Eccles. 7:8 The Message)
Reason 4: What you have spent so far is more than what you have left to spend. What you have left to take would not be as much as what you have taken so far. What you have left to sacrifice (in time, money, energy, effort etc.,) is not up to what you have sacrificed till here. Do not quit now and at this point, what it would take to complete the journey is less than what have brought you this far.
Reason 5: If you quit midway, you are only as good as a non-starter. If you quit now, your story will be buried in the cemetery of non-achievers. You would be addressed as a ‘could-have-been’. So, don’t quit!
Reason 6: The obstacles left for you to surmount can’t be as great as the one you have conquered – the fear of starting (inertia)!
Reason 7: The regret of “How I wish I’d finished it” is not to be compared to the joy of “I finished it after all”!
Reason 8: If you do not finish, it shows you lack the quality essential to success in any endeavor – the power of follow through. If you must quit, quit quitting! Quitters don’t win because quitting is anathema to winning.
Reason 9: If you quit now, what will be your gain. You would have lost everything you have invested in this project so far, plus, you would have learnt all those lessons in vain.
Reason 10: Don’t quit, not now, not ever! There is no glory in quitting. Neither is there any shame in winning no matter how long it takes you. Completers are winners any day. There is no shame or failure in finishing. Every athlete who breasts the tape is a winner even if he/she comes in last! Finish, no matter how long it takes you. “Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”” (Luke 9:62)
Have you ever been tempted to quit? Would you share your experiences with us here? You will succeed!
I read this somewhere and I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me.
“We forget how fragile life is. We wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks. We wait for Christmas to give gifts. We wait for Valentine’s Day to show love to those we hold dear. We say to ourselves, Today is just an ordinary day. So we wait, and while we wait the clock ticks. Precious moments pass by. But in reality there is no such thing as an ordinary day.” – Author unknown
Make the most of your life. Enjoy your day with the precious people, situations and circumstances God has put you up with. Do not take this moment for granted. There is no such thing as an ordinary day! Enjoy your weekend. You will succeed!
I wouldn’t consider myself a movie connoisseur or aficionado but one of my definitions of a great evening is one when my wife and I can find time to relax, huddle up and enjoy a good movie. And over the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to either catch on TV or on DVD a good, clean, family-safe movie with a strong message espousing great values. Anything short of that is not “entertainment” for me!
That was why I could not but commend Sherwood Pictures when I came across their movies. In times like these, they are a breath of fresh air. From Flywheel to Facing the Giants, from Fireproof to Courageous, these movies pack a solid message of the gospel in a strong, subtle yet clear, and convincing yet entertaining way into a great story line. These movies will encourage your faith and challenge you in your walk with God in your business, career, marriage and family. Plus, they’re great evangelistic tools too, non-believers can relate to these stories.
I’m not being paid for this but if you share my views, I encourage you to watch these movies if you haven’t. My wife and I were so blessed, encouraged, impacted and challenged that we decided to tell others about it. If you have watched any of these movies, can I hear your views here? Do have a happy weekend and a blessed new month of June.
EXPLOIT OR ABUSE YOUR FAMILY, AND END UP WITH A FISTFUL OF AIR; COMMON SENSE TELLS YOU IT’S A STUPID WAY TO LIVE.
PROVERBS 11:29 (The Message)