Tell Archippus: ‘See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord.’ Colossians 4:17
Have you ever driven by an abandoned construction project? It is a striking example of an abandoned vision. The owner had a vision and maybe a significant amount of money, 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 fallout among management. The project could have been simply ill-conceived.
We often fail to complete projects because we fail to estimate what it will take to complete them. Our Lord Jesus said, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it – lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.'” 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 the 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. Successful 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 your life? What do you need to achieve success?
Prayer: Ask the Lord for wisdom and anointing to start and finish all He wants you to accomplish this year.
Scriptural Reading: Colossians 4:10-18