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God Doesn’t Start Something He Can’t Finish

When Paul wrote Christians 2,000 years ago, he said, "I am confident...that He who began a good work in you will perfect it." Defined: "to finish or complete." 

God doesn't do anything half way. He doesn't launch into something only to change His mind and leave it undone. He counts the cost and is committed to one thing: finishing. After all, Jesus is the "author and finisher of faith."

The principle is true whether it's your spiritual growth or the spreading flame of the gospel of grace.

Read Luke Volume II. Peter shares the Good News with his countrymen and 3,000 are baptized. The gospel then leaves the city limits of Jerusalem and takes the world by storm. We read of a conversion of a sorcerer named Simon, an African from Ethiopia, and a murderer named Saul. It sounds like the set-up for a joke: "Did you hear the one about the wizard, the eunuch, and the hit man?"

It isn't a joke. It's the historical reality of the spreading flame of life-changing good news. The best part? It didn't stop there; it continues today.

There is no stopping what God can do. Feeling helpless? Feeling hopeless? Feeling lost? The God who specializes in finishing can do something special in you. He can take impossible Goliath-type challenges and cause good to result. So, don't give up. Please, don't give up.

Instead of giving up, give Him.