We often complain about abandoned projects by the Government and how resources for a particular project are diverted. It is easier to complain about them since they are major topics of discussion in the media and almost everyone is talking about what was done wrongly. We only need to look inward rather than outward to be convinced that we are sometimes victims of abandoned projects. We know in Luke 14:28 how we were advised to count the cost before embarking on a project. The truth is that we don’t remember to put into consideration the hurdles or obstacles we might confront in the course of carrying out a worthy task. Nobody ever plans to fail!
Have you started that business and you seem not to be getting results, or have you been writing that professional exam but you keep seeing the opposite of your expectation, or have you started that ministry the Holy Spirit prompted you to start but you can’t see any progress? Hold on and don’t give in to failure. Is your marriage giving you a headache? Remember it’s for better and for worse because divorce is not an option (Malachi 2:16). Do you remember how the devil, who enjoys frustrating every successful work used Sanballat and Tobiah against Nehemiah in Nehemiah 2:19? As it was in the beginning, it’s now and ever shall be…….The works of Jesus received the same kind of treatment from the antagonists of his days. Missionaries in various parts of the world carrying the message of our Saviour are facing this today. “Quitters don’t win and Winners don’t quit” is a common saying. It’s never too late to go back to that project you left abandoned as long as you can gather yourself together. Rise up today because if a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again (Proverbs 24:16 and Psalm 37:24).