Unfinished Business

September 14, 2022-

I don’t know why we procrastinate, avoid, or put off things we must work on, deal with, or complete. Impatience is a virtue for finishing what we start.

As a Christian, I feel I am a charter member of the spiritual unfinished business club. If you are a member of this club, you need to discuss any unfinished business with God. A situation that bothers your relationship with God or neighbor and has not yet reached a satisfactory solution will make you feel distant from your maker,

In the Bible is the story of Samson, who struggled with unfinished business. He symbolized his country’s situation. “In those days of Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.” Judges 21-25). Does this 2,500-year-old statement define a nation (world) today? Samson had unfished business to deal with, but he resolved it at a high price — his life!

If you have unfinished business with God, your neighbor, or yourself, you need to work on it.  God created you for a purpose. When He finished His creation, God pronounced it magnificent. You are part of that majestic creation.

You will face opposition while fulfilling your goal to complete your tasks. Here are six reminders to help resolve unfinished business:

  1. Don’t be a perfectionist. Start with one activity.
  2. Focus on what you can do.
  3. Commit to it. Each day, do something that moves you toward your goal.
  4. Don’t let today’s opportunity become tomorrow’s regret.
  5. Don’t put it off till tomorrow. Transform procrastination into action.
  6. You’ll need God’s strength to complete unfinished business. Sometimes frustration is inevitable. Failure is optional. What God starts he will bring to completion?

At his life’s end, blinded, humiliated, and hopeless, Samson prayed to the LORD. “O Sovereign LORD, remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more (Judges 16:28a.) Don’t let this be your prayer. There is hope and help to overcome unfinished business. It’s called prayer.