It’s not so much about how you started. It’s about how you finish! Aim to finish well!
For some the phrase finishing well means placing 1st or in the top three. For another it may be mediocre contentment – scraping a pass mark by the skin of one’s teeth.
When I set the year’s goal of Finishing Well it meant faithfully following the Lord Jesus Christ and fulfilling the ministry and tasks He assigned to me.
It is daunting to think of finishing my life well, after all I’ve got decades ahead of me to still live. How can I account for those years and what they may bring?
Since being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I’ve started to live in a new way. 10 minutes at a time. Hour by hour. Morning, afternoon, and night. Time in the long term ceased to exist in that if I could master the 10 minutes, the hour, the half day, I will make it successfully. And I did.
I’ve reversed diabetes in mere months using this micro minute-hour approach, and transferred the formula to finishing well. Each morning I commit my day into the hands of God, surrendering to the Holy Spirit to empower me to live this day well. I revisit my goal several times daily, examining my thoughts, words, and actions to determine if they align with finishing well. I’ve often had to repent, restart, and redo, but ultimately I’ve finished each day well.
And as I continue to finish each day well I will at the end-of-life finish well.
I’m convinced that just as God has kept me this year, He will carry me through 2024. 10 minutes at a time. Hour by hour. Morning, afternoon, and night.
He who began a good work in me is faithful to complete it. Philippians 1:6