Twenty plus years ago I was threatened over the phone by an irate customer whose credit had been stopped. “I have a gun here and I’m driving down to shoot you.” he exclaimed in absolute frustration. He was very, very, angry. The situation could have been resolved had he been a ‘Finisher’. He had, over time many unpaid or part paid invoices amounting to thousands of dollars. These stretched back over a number of years because he had the habit of only paying the portion of an invoice which had been allocated to a particular Job. He was in fact using us to cost his projects. It worked in theory, but not in practice. After many months and many warnings he still had not picked up the differences and his credit was ‘on stop’. His was quite a large business and he most probably had a workshop full of stock for which he had not paid. Now of course; he had tradesmen standing around not able to get on with the job.
The situation could have been resolved within minutes had he walked into his local branch with a cheque. But no! He didn’t want to pay until he had time to allocate the unpaid product. I am a finisher! No praise to me; it’s just the way I’m wired. I hate to leave jobs or situations unresolved. In my earlier years I would unpick and rework a garment half a dozen times to get it right. In those days I would never throw it in the corner and give up, especially in the 1970’s when crocheting was all the rage. (I might now!)
There are of course some situations and circumstances in life which are out of our control, on such occasions we have no choice but to trust. There are a number of statements in the Bible about God being a ‘Finisher’. One of these exhorts us to keep our eyes on Jesus the author and Finisher of our faith.(Heb 12:2 KJV) So when circumstances are out of our control it’s a good idea to just hand them over to God and focus on Jesus.
Some of those crocheted dresses