".... he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1:6 NIV)
Are you a starter or a stopper? If I had to answer that, I would
probably hedge and say somewhere in between...a slider.
beginnings -- new projects, ideas. The excitement of it fuels my
adrenalin. Getting going is good, then I'm into it and it's great, then
the hard work begins of hanging in there and doing the daily 'whatever
it requires' to keep committed. That's when the rubber hits the road.
Either it's a commitment or it's not...
The gym and exercise is
one example. Wonder how many times I have been determined to follow a
fitness path? Usually it's fairly good in the beginning; before long it
is taking a backseat priority wise.
One good thing I realized, at
that moment, was that, no matter what, God always keeps His commitments.
God is not a slider; He is a starter, never a stopper.
"He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do
it." (1 Thessalonians 5:24 ESV)
"Know therefore that the
LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of
love to a thousand generations." (Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV)
"God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our
Lord, is faithful." (1 Corinthians 1:9 Berean Study Bible)
"He will keep you strong to the end..." (1 Cor. 1:8 NLT)
"And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of
the age." (Matthew 28:20 NLT)
"The Lord will fulfill his
purpose for me." (Psalm 138:8 ESV)
"Do not be afraid or
discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be
with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you." (Deuteronomy