It was the first game of the new sports season, and a grandmother and grandfather drove across town to a ball field to watch their grandson play baseball. Stuck in traffic, they were late for the game. And when the couple arrived they walked quickly across the manicured green grass into the field, sat in the stands, and turned to look at the scoreboard. It was “19 to 0”.
Most of the grandson’s baseball team played on the field. Then they discovered their grandson, who was sitting on the bench with some of his teammates, wearing their new navy blue uniforms. The other team could be beaten, so the grandfather went to his grandson, looked at the scoreboard again, shook his head and said to the boy, comforting him: “It’s not looking so good for your team, is it? it?”
The boy in the blue cap answered unhindered: “Grandfather, it’s only the first inning; We haven’t even come to hit … the game isn’t over yet! “
When you start a project or a new endeavor, do you finish it all the way?
When times get tough, do you put your dreams aside and walk away?
When you set goals, do you leave them halfway through?
Dozens of challenges can arise. Perhaps you have tripped and fallen and now you feel weak, inadequate and fearful. Or you are frustrated and discouraged because things didn’t go the way you wanted them to and you are thinking about quitting, quitting, or quitting altogether.
But continue with … “Done”. God gave you something special. One of the most important things you can do is finish what you started.
Don’t be discouraged and close the door to your dreams today. Don’t give up because you’ve been through too much to stop now. Be persistent and follow your sincere dreams and commitments to completion. If you persevere and do not allow yourself to be distracted or deviate from the course that God has for you, you will achieve victory!
The prize is not always awarded to the fastest, but rather to the one who endures to the end. So get up, try again, take another step forward, and pray gratefully, “God, give me the grace to finish what I started.”
Remember, it doesn’t matter how or where you start, how you finish matters!
I remember the biblical story about David and Goliath. Everyone was afraid of Goliath because he seemed invincible and invincible. When others ran away in fear, young David did not give in. Instead, David took the necessary action in faith, regardless of limitations, uncertainties, or discouraging conditions.
When David and Goliath faced each other; there you have a huge Goliath with his armor and shield and a little shepherd boy, David, with just a sling and a bag of stones. But David did not allow himself to be distracted as he focused on God. He was confident and believed that God would give him the grace and strength to defeat the giant.
David approached the Philistine and said to him, You come to me with sword, spear and spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have. defies … Today the Lord will deliver you into my hand … and the whole earth can see that there is a God in Israel … the Lord does not save by sword or spear; for the battle is with the Lord, and he will deliver you into our hands ”(1 Samuel 17: 45-47).
The narrative continues when Goliath moved in to destroy David, but David quickly ran to meet him. Then David reached into his pocket and threw one of his stones at Goliath’s head. That little stone found its way through a hole in Goliath’s armor and hit his forehead, and the giant fell to the ground.
So let’s not retreat and run away from challenges. Alternatively, let’s step forward and face our challenges like David did and our giants (or in our case our stumbling blocks) will fall. Make a commitment to ‘finish what you started’. God has prepared the way for you and he will help you overcome what is in your way.
Your God-given potential is enormous, so get your motivation and enthusiasm back. Don’t lose your passion. Are you determined to be successful? Then you can be successful. Know that when you face obstacles, they can be part of the path that leads you to your divine destiny.
In the Bible Paul wrote these words to the young Timothy: “I fought a good fight, I have finished my run, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4: 7).
Let us therefore be a light for our fellow human beings and put an end to the “race” that lies ahead of us. Whatever we need, we look to God and He will graciously provide for us. Regardless of your current situation, no matter what area of your life you want to turn around, God wants to bless you. You are closer to your goal than you think; You’re almost there so go ahead. God is a God of perfection. With him you will be more than a conqueror and you will do the job and finish your race strong!
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