The Unfinished Race

16 thoughts on “The Unfinished Race”

  1. Amen! Each apparently finished task is actually another step in God’s plan for us. But the good news is that whatever plans God has for us, we can know one thing – they are good!

  2. So very true. God uses our “unfinished” to build character, wisdom, and faith. Although I don’t always enjoy the difficult seasons while in the midst of them, I know God has made each of them fabulous teaching moments.

  3. Agreed! I think we stress out foolishly by always looking for the finish and the rest we think will follow it. Realizing that the Christian life is a marathon is helpful. Yes, it’s full of seasons that come and go, but we are still running and there will always be another step to take! Great post!

  4. Sometimes the unfinished projects can be overwhelming as I am more of a starter than a finisher! Yet, like you said, ‘it is finished’ and we do have victory. Those are hopeful words to continue each step of our journey, with joy and peace! Thanks!

  5. I can’t even express how much I needed to read this. I am currently working on my third book and am so anxious because it’s not finished and I’m having trouble moving the plot forward and wonder if I’m a fraud. I also get anxious because the floors are not yet clean (and I’ll have to do it again next week)! and the ironing is not done, and (the list goes on). I have trouble living an unfinished life. So yes, this was good to read.

    1. I’m glad it came at an encouraging time for you! And congratulations on finishing two books and working on a third, that is a huge accomplishment. The Lord will sustain you to the end!

  6. This really resounded with me. I love to finish my work, and get uneasy when I’m sitting in an unfinished mess. In fact, I often feel anxious because of unfinished business. But you are right to point out that we are running a race that will only be finished at the end of our lives here on earth. I have to keep that in mind – thanks for the reminder!

  7. I am grateful that the Father sees me, not as the mess that I am, but as complete through the work of redemption Jesus did on the cross. Your post reminds me that my sanctification is a daily process that Jesus will accomplish on His schedule… not mine!

  8. We never truly are finished, are we? And God has such grace for us, if only we can have that for ourselves. This is a wonderful reminder, though, to keep persevering and running the race, not being discouraged by the lack of “finish” there is in the process!

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