When I was running my postgraduate program years ago, it was a busy season of my life. I was pastoring a young Church, working on a job, married and also had some other itineraries. As we were about to write the final papers, I was tempted to quit; some of my colleagues actually quit. But I made up my mind to finish what I started. I fought the abortive spirit.
Friend, the abortive spirit is one spirit that you would need to fight if you would amount to anything serious in life and fulfil your destiny. The abortive spirit is that spirit that does not want you to continue and finish what you start. It is that spirit that truncates righteous processes and procedures before they mature into finished products. It wants to frustrate God’s purpose for your life.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). Finishing is winning. Quitters never win and winners never quit. It is not enough to have a great start, it is highly important that you continue and finish. One of the most important words in the Bible is “Continue” because until you continue you cannot become (John 8:31-32).
“…It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19:4). The abortive spirit comes in several guises. Sometimes it comes as a pseudo encouragement. It tells you that you have tried. It massages your ego. It causes you to compare yourself with others, even your grandfather! It tells you that you are the best. It tells you that even if you stop at first degree you are still better than everyone else in your family who never even knew the way to the university.
“He shall not fail nor be discouraged…” (Isaiah 42:4). The abortive spirit is the spirit behind discouragements. That spirit would not let you see possibility in your journey of destiny. It brings frustration. It tells you that you cannot be better than this. It causes you to see how futile your effort has been rather than letting you see it as a seed whose harvest would come in due time (Galatians 6:9).
“But none of these things move me…” (Acts 20:24). Make up your mind to never be moved. Determine to continue and finish whatever you start. Don’t leave that book at Chapter Four, finish it! Go back to school and complete that course. Don’t stop that skill acquisition program halfway. Don’t back down from that business, see that it succeeds. That Church will still grow if you don’t quit. That marriage will still work! Don’t let the devil rejoice over you (Micah 7:8). Rise up and fulfil destiny. You will succeed!
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© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church