Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Tuesday's Tip to bENCOURAGEd...
“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
(2 Cor. 8:11-12 NIV)
These four words can change a person’s life. Each word is powerful in and of itself. The word “now” means…now, not tomorrow. Coupling this present time request with the direction to “finish” will help us reach our destination. The word “the” is very important. God chose “the” instead of “your” to emphasize that we are to finish what He has already begun, not what we are about to start. The word “work” implies that there is some action to take for us to make it to our destination.
Based on these four words, measuring is simply being able to know that we have finished the work. We can measure our dream by the dream itself. The fulfillment of the dream signals its completion.
Is it that simple? Yes and no. Measuring a dream is a process: to fulfill our dream, we must make the connectors along the way. Taking to FLIGHT is designed to help us map out those connectors so that we can reach our destinations. In each chapter of FLIGHT, we can challenge ourselves with these four words - “Now finish the work!” - before moving on to the next Connector Question. God’s directive to “Now finish the work!” sets the gauge for each Means of FLIGHT. If we are completing the work along the way, then we are on track to arrive at our destination.
“Now finish the work!” gives us “focus” so that we can see our destination. This focus fuels our passion and perseverance as we begin taking our God-given dreams to FLIGHT. As we focus on the work, we will begin to treasure our God-given dream. When we treasure a dream we can measure a dream (no matter how big or small we think that it may be).
~Excerpt from "FLIGHT"
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