Starting a job is usually easier than finishing it.
It’s easier to sign to sign up for a ball team, than it is to get in shape, practice every day, play the games, and complete the season. It’s easier to sign the purchase agreement for a new car than it is to maintain it, wash it, and then make payments on it for 60 months.
Likewise, it’s easier to decide to follow Christ, confess His name, and be immersed for the remission of sins than it is to face real hardship, overcome discouragement, and do what is right on a daily basis.
But if we hope to enjoy eternity with God in heaven, we must learn to finish. Paul once wrote, “I have fought the good fight, I have FINISHED the race…” ( 2 Timothy 4:7; emphasis mine–mb; cf. Acts 20:24).
Christian friend, it’s not enough that we get started, we must also finish. Are you trying to finish your job for the Lord?
Give it some thought.