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Start Strong, Finish Well

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Joyce Meyer has a section in her book, Never Give Up! called, "Start Strong, Finish Well."

In that section she says people are usually excited at the beginning of a venture, a relationship, or opportunity, but it's the middle (the process) where many of us fail. She says we face our biggest obstacles, challenges, hurdles, tests, and roadblocks in between the start and the finish. And if we're led by our emotions we will probably fail. Isn't this the same thing author Stephen Guise said in his book, Mini Habits, when he mentioned that motivation is based on feelings and we couldn't rely on feelings, because feelings were/are fleeting (or pass quickly)?

So true.

Let's take exercise for instance. It's easy for me to start and stop an exercise schedule, because it's inconvenient. Inconvenience is a dirty word these days, because it gets in the way of progress. Honestly, I hate that word sometimes, but I have to push through even when I don't want to. Hey look, it's no different or no easier for me just because I blog about it. I have my struggles and my issues like everybody else. But I refuse to finish in less than first place. I know what the Lord has for me.

He deals with winning and that's what I'm about. Winning for Jesus. Winning souls for Jesus. Winning. 

So in order to  carry on, I sometimes have to simply go back to familiar and comforting words and scripture. They're popular scriptures, nevertheless, they are effective and powerful. And I stick with what works. It's Proverbs 3:5/6, which states we are to, "trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all our ways submit to him, and he will make our paths straight." 

I have been standing on these scriptures for a long time and I know they work. I'll finish strong and so will you. Just watch God. 

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