In the four hundred and eightieth year after the
Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign
over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build
the temple of the LORD. In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the
eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to
its specifications. He had spent seven years building it. 1Kings
The first temple was built over a period of 7 years around 1000BC; the replacement after the original temple had been destroyed by the Babylonians took over 40years to complete.
The emphasis today is not so much in how long it took but the fact that
this great works were completed. Whether it is the rebuilding of the
walls of Jerusalem around 5th century BC or the building of a great
community in 2016, any worthwhile project will have its fair share of
challenges; labour, materials, logistics, morale, cost etc.
must find enough reasons to want to complete your task. When you have
more reasons to want to complete a task than reasons not to; chances are
you will complete it. It might also be encouraging to celebrate little
accomplishments along the way.
Stave Jobs said, ‘real artists
ship’, you must find enough reasons to overcome the challenges of your
set task and be a finisher.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion in Jesus’ name