Complete the Work
"Tell Archippus: 'See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord.'" (Col 4:17).
Have you ever driven by a construction project that was half finished but was now abandoned? It is a lasting testimony of something that had a vision, often with significant money invested, but something happened that killed the project.
Why do projects fail to be completed? There could be a number of reasons. There could have been a failure to raise adequate funds to complete it. There could have been a fall-out among management. The project could have been simply ill-conceived.
Good planning is key to estimating what it will take to complete a project. "Then the LORD replied: 'Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time ?'" ( Hab 2:2-3).
We must conceive the project and clearly write out the vision with detailed specifications that identify what will be needed to complete it. Entrepreneurs have a tendency to conceive projects without estimating the financial and manpower requirements to complete the projects. Many a project has died because of this trait in entrepreneurs.
Great entrepreneurs understand their need to have detail-people around them that can take their ideas and put the details around them. These are wise entrepreneurs who have learned to complement their weakness with those who can help them achieve their vision.
Do you have a vision for a work God has called you to do? Identify what will be needed to achieve success.