Friday, July 25, 2014

Finish Well

What's around the bend?
When you are in your fifties, you begin to think about how you are going to wrap this thing up. After all, few of us make it past 100, so you know you are on the downhill portion of the course.

Priorities are much different now than when you began. An adjustment of goals and dreams need to take place. The things you once thought important, now?  Not so much.

As I face eternity, it becomes more and more vital how I finish.

I want to finish well.

I don't want to be what I have seen happen so many times, a person who is just waiting to die. And even worse, someone who is bitter about the way life ended up.  

I want to go out with a bang! I want my last years to be more and more productive.

What's my plan for finishing well?

I am standing on this Word:

"as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue" 2 Peter 1:3 NKJV

He will give me everything I need to finish well as I get to know Him more and more. That's it.  Just that.  If I focus more each day on knowing Him, it's going to end up okay.

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Amy Hannaford said...

What a beautiful post! I'm stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

May we all finish strong this race set out before us.


Jeanne T said...

Jerrelea, I love your outlook! I'm a few years behind you, but I should be thinking about what "finishing well" will look like for me too. Loved your post today!

I stopped over here from Five Minute Friday. :)

Dianna said...

LOVED this, Jerralea! Our pastor just taught on that very verse on Sunday! Such a good passage.

Have a wonderful weekend!

betty said...

Good thoughts to think about; I think we all want to finish well and leave a good legacy. I find myself wondering how did I get to the age I am? Where did those years go?


Melanie Cook said...

A great post. How we finish makes the journey all the more worth it!