Classic scenario: we are starting to clean our kitchen, and we get a call from a friend. An hour later, our cleaning has not progressed. Finishing what we undertake is nevertheless an essential asset for success.
Not finishing the cleaning of our kitchen is a shame, but it’s probably not a big deal. However, if we have this bad habit of being easily distracted, other more important areas can suffer. We can miss great opportunities by not being where God wants to bless us. If we want success in our life, it is essential to develop the ability to finish what we undertake. That is biblical advice! “The end of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit” (Ecclesiastes 7:8 NKJV).
There are many reasons why we don’t complete our projects besides distractions. Sometimes, we had underestimated the effort that our project requires or our ability to accomplish it. That is why Christ asks us to always calculate the cost of our decisions before making them (Luke 14:28-30). But often, it is laziness, discouragement, or a lack of planning that prevents us from carrying out our projects. To eliminate these reasons, the Spirit of God promises to be our inspiration, to give us His strength and His wisdom. So we have all the necessary tools to change this bad habit. Taking daily time in the Presence of God equips us to make the right decisions and prioritize what is truly important.
Our Heavenly Father finishes what He starts. He only rested after He finished His work of creation (Genesis 2:2), and He promised to finish His regenerating work in us. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6 NKJV). It is also the same determination that carried Christ to the cross, until He could say “it is finished” (John 19:30). The apostle Paul also was not discouraged by persecution (2 Timothy 4:7), and Noah did not give up looking at the immensity of the task (Genesis 7:5).
There is no better time than during your singleness to improve yourself on this aspect. Your lack of determination, your procrastination, or your laziness is, at this moment, largely harmful to you alone. But once you are in a relationship, this bad habit will create great tension in your relationship and could even break it. If the Spirit of God dwells in you, you have everything you need to change. Do it now! If you do not complete your projects because you lack wisdom or because you try to please too many people around you. Change this bad habit during your singleness. Your partner will need your attention, they will have priority. If you have to say no to all the people that ask your attention because your partner is irritated. They will not like your partner, and you will be in constant heartbreak. Learn right away to say no and prioritize the essentials. If the Spirit of God dwells in you, you have all the wisdom necessary to make reasonable commitments. Do it now!