Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Past Should Be a Springboard Not a Hammock

Many people are good starters but poor finishers.  When the going starts getting tough they listen to the little imp on their shoulder that whispers, "You can't do it" and "You'll never make it."  Many others do not even start.

What we must realize is that while 'doing something' requires a risk.  So does 'doing nothing.'  The risk of action may be failure, but the risks of a failure to act can be stagnation, dissatisfaction,...and frustration...even loss to an evil enemy.

The story of the covered wagon crossing the plains toward the Golden West with a song:
     The Coward never started;
     The Weak died on the way;
     Only the Strong came through!

That's the way it is in life.  But strength does not refer only to physical strength.  True strength flows from the strong spirit--a spirit made powerful by a close relationship with God.  He gives us the will to succeed, the dreams that will not die, and the wisdom to turn any evil into a blessing.

Lean on God for direction, and keep leaning on Him for the wisdom and courage to finish what you begin!

This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before.
Philippians 3:13

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