John 19: 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so, they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (NASB)
Have you heard the saying, “We don’t stop when we are tired, we stop when it’s finished?” This is the example we get from Jesus in this scripture. What do we need to carry the plan to fruition? What does it mean for people to finish what they started? It takes planning, discipline, time; but most of all it takes will. Others may call it drive, and some may call it never giving up, and some others will call it motivation.
Jesus had a plan that he carried through. Where did he get all that strength to continue? He was 100% human. He felt the same pain that we do, all the cuts, the beatings, the piercings – he felt all of that! He was not going to give up. He was not going to quit until the father’s will was finished. We need to have that same drive. We need to have that same motivation. Our resolve needs to be to do the will of the Father as long as we live. His will is that we all return to Him. How are you doing in returning to Him?