The Power of Completion
The Power of Completion
Why is it so important to complete what God has asked you to do?
I have been involved in ministry training for over 30 years now, and I have discovered one of the most important indicators for fruitfulness in ministry is to simply finish your ministry training. It engages one of the most important spiritual principles of the Bible, The Power of Completion.
2 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested[a] from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
There is a very real miraculous power that is engaged when we complete the things that God has asked us to do. As Genesis 2 says, creation was completed, finished, and God blesses it. It is one of the first spiritual principles of the Bible.
Once we complete what God has asked us to do we enter into a place of rest. Many of us struggle to find rest and peace in God because we have not finished the last thing God has asked us to do. Some people pray for what they should do next, yet the Holy Spirit is whispering in their ears to complete the last thing God asked them to do.
One reason why we do not complete what God has asked us to do is that we cannot see how completing the task is going to help us enter into a place of rest and blessing. When I was a young pastor I prayed for direction from God and God told me to learn Biblical Hebrew. So, I enrolled in a Hebrew course and failed the first six tests. In great frustration, I told God that He had got it wrong and that I was no good at biblical languages. God encouraged me to keep going, to complete the task that he had set for me. The next week it all clicked, and I started to understand and do well in my Hebrew course.
It was not until a few years later that I was looking for a Bible College teaching position and the doors kept closing. Then someone asked if I could teach Hebrew. I said “yes”. Then another college asked me to teach Hebrew and then another. By the end of that year, I was teaching Hebrew in three different colleges. A few months later one of the colleges offered a permanent teaching role. A few years later they offered me the role of Academic Dean. A few years after that I was offered the role of President.
I am convinced that if I had never completed my Hebrew language course and quit that I would not be following the call of God on my life today. Did I know that Biblical Hebrew was going to set me on this spiritual path? No! But I did believe that I had to complete what God had asked me to do and that is what set me on the path of my ministry calling.
Once we complete what God has asked us to do we enter into the blessings of God. Once I finished my Hebrew language studies I was blessed with opportunities, finances and a teaching position. I was able to focus on my ministry calling and move away from the part-time work that had been financially supporting my family. The greatest blessing that I received was knowing that I had completed a very difficult task and that God was with me every step of the way.
Once we complete what God has asked us to do we enter into the next phase of our relationship with God. Before I knew it, the next phase of my ministry life opened up. There was a series of incredible spiritual and practical doors that opened. Doors that I could never imagine or could have opened myself. The doors that opened for me included graduate studies at Melbourne University, Hebrew University and eventually London Business School. It also gave me the belief to start the ministry of Axx.
Why? Because I completed what God had asked me to do and I entered into a place of rest, a place of blessing and a place of opportunity.
The Bible has thousands of instances from Genesis to Revelation where God speaks, a believer acts and the miracle power of God flows.
The Power of Completion.
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Dr. Brendan Roach