Any unfinished projects under your roof? Perhaps an exercise machine with the primary function thus far of holding towels? And let’s not even touch the topic of diets and weight loss, okay? Relax. “Don’t start what you can’t finish” is not the theme of this little message. To be honest, there are certain quests better left undone, some projects wisely abandoned.
We can become so obsessed with completion that we become blind to effectiveness. No, my desire is not to convince you to finish everything. My desire is to encourage you to finish the right thing. Certain races are optional—like washboard abs and speed-reading. Other races are essential—like the race of faith. Consider this admonition from the author of Hebrews who said: “Let us run the race that is before us and never give up” (Hebrews 12:1 NCV).