It’s Tuesday. Finish something.

I [Nehemiah] sent him this reply: “Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head.” They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah 6:8-9

Finish. It has been my word for a couple years. And I’ve worked at finishing, even as things changed.

I invite you to join me. Finish something today. There’s something on your list that you know you could finish in ten minutes. Or an hour. It might have been on your list all year. It might be something you’ve been putting off all this journal.

Go ahead. Finish it. And when it’s done, write it below. And cross it off the list.

What are you going to finish? How did it feel to have it done?


If you want a different approach to this idea, make a list of the things that you HAVE finished this year. I discovered, when I did this, that I got more done than I had realized, including three books. (God. We Still Need You; This Is Hard; and Giving The Year Meaning.) I point that out because, in the middle of daily surviving, we forget that we have an accumulation of survived days. And whatever we did in those days.