"And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and
unashamed before him at his coming." ~ 1 John 2:28
You know that moment when you finally finish a big project. Sure, there's always more to do, but something big is done, and you just sit to bask in the feeling of completion? I was there recently. I had finished up a huge project that had been a year in the making - and it felt good!
Of course, I was already working on promoting the finished project, and I had at least 4 other big projects on my desk, but the afterglow of finishing one was enormous. I even put away my clean clothes that had been sitting in a basket in my room for who knows how long.
The temptation to bask in the afterglow of finishing a big project weighed heavy, but our work as writers is never done. I love the verse in 1st John above, because it reminds me that even when one thing is finished, I need to continue living for Christ. That way when He comes, He won’t find me wasting time, but working for Him and for His glory. It’s just like the Bible is saying to me, “Great, you’ve finished a project. That’s awesome, and now, continue to work to bring Christ even more glory. Don’t stop; keep up the good work so when Christ comes back, you will have done everything that He asked you to do.”
As a writer, I can’t help but think how I would feel if I got to heaven and God asked me why I didn’t write what He called me to write. Would I be happy giving the answer that I had finished one project and I thought that was good enough?
So, this week, I encourage you to continue writing for Christ, even when you finish one big project. Yes, you can take a short break, enjoy your accomplishments, but don’t stop all together. Continue to work to bring God glory.
What do you do when you finish up a big project and are basking in the afterglow? Do you take a break and celebrate? Or are you re-energized to dig into more work with a renewed since of accomplishment?
The next time you finish a big project, thank God for giving you the ability to complete it, and then pray that He will continue using you. Take a short break to celebrate, but then jump back in and get back to work writing for Christ.
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