I have a confession: I am complete rubbish at finishing what I start. I mean, I do it (sometimes), but I hate it. Kicking and screaming hate it. When you finish a project, there's no more potential for it to be brilliant. It just is what it is. Furthermore, everyone can see what it is, and determine your worth accordingly.
I have two major projects left to do, and three minor ones. And yet I've bought my books for next semester, because isn't it nice to think about what's going to happen next? (By the way-- this is very 7-y. )
So, my prayers this week are about finishing what I've begun. (Or, in some cases, beginning what I need to finish.) For patience and focus and a spirit of calm, rather than a spirit of fear. For some of that enjoyment of work that I was talking about last week.
How about you? Do you need prayer to be able to finish, or are you someone who needs prayer because you're too focused on work? Let me know, and I'll add you to my list.
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