Some people are completer finishers, others are not. I definitely fit into the “are not” category.
I get super excited about new projects, getting stuck right into them. Then, after a while I start to get bored, the newness wears off, the project isn’t anything special and it starts to get hard. You can barely see any progress being made. and it feels like you are getting no where fast. That’s about the time when I normally start looking for a new project.
I am actually beginning to overcome this. I finally finished a big project I had been working on for months. A double bed sized crochet blanket.
It’s not another half-finished project sitting in the bottom of my wardrobe, but something I worked on and completed. Even if sometimes it felt like I was getting no where fast. But now I am finished, I can totally say. It was worth the effort.
This is true in the Christian life as well. This life isn’t a sprint, but a long marathon. Sometime’s it will be exciting and even exhilarating, but sometimes it will feel like you are running up hill for miles.
In the end it’s all worth it though. We will get the prize at the end of the race. And wont it be amazing when we can say, “I did my best, I ran this race, I saw it through to the end.”
Don’t get caught up by the wayside, keep on running, you will get there, even if it doesn’t feel like it.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Timothy 4: 7-8)
The pattern for this blanket can be found here.