“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit” (Eccl. 7:8 KJV).
King Solomon, in his God-given wisdom, made the remarkable statement above—that “better is the end of a thing than the beginning.” People are not mostly remembered by how they started their lives, but by how they ended them. It does not really matter how you started that semester. The way you ended it is more important!
We are a few days away from the end of the 2016. You will agree with Solomon that it really does not matter now how you started the year last January. It is the final state in which you are ending the year that matters the most. You might have made some really great decisions that you held on to for the first few months of the year only to later let them go. The good news is that with God, there is always another opportunity as long as there is breath in our lungs. It is not yet too late. You might have started the year on a rough note, but the “end of a thing” is what matters!
Think of the many reasons in your own life why the end of what you start is more important than the beginning.
Ask the Lord for the wisdom to end the year in an excellent manner, no matter how it started.
ACT ON THE WORD!
What will you do with the verse above? Did you start the year on a terrible footing? Do something, even if it is just one thing today, to end the year in a better manner. Did you start the year gliding in the skies, and now feel like you are ending on the floor? In all that you do, just do one thing to end the year on a better path. Small decisions and actions on God’s Word can change the tide of events in your life!
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