“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” -Ecclesiastics 7:8
For a runner, the ending of a race is the most difficult and important part. The finish line bears the testament of a runner’s race. The ending signifies how sufficiently and adequately the runner ran that race. The ending holds far more weight and promise than the beginning of the run. This season that you are in may be closing, but the ending will speak volumes of the determination and dedication that you acquired during your run. Although you may have started this season aimless, you can end with purpose. Even though you may be enduring exhaustion and tiredness, you can finish the season strong. God positioned you for this very moment. He has seen the beginning and the end of your seasons. Even though a new season awaits you, it is important to finish what you have started. You have put endless hours and work into this season, end triumphantly. God has given you the momentum to finish.
It can be hard to find the strength to pull through to the finishing point of a season; however, in order to witness the ending you have to see a matter through. There are no end results without succeeding to the end. Imagine if the runner just stopped and never finished the race. Why would they run the race without the intention of finishing it? You can absolutely finish what the Lord has placed in you this season. What He started in you, He will finish. What He has given you to start, you will also finish. Whatever you are ending, it holds power in God. If you are ending a job, end with the momentum of success. If you are ending your stay in a city, end with the momentum of gratitude. If you are simply trying to finish the day, end with the momentum of patience. Your ending captures the race that was run. The strength and power of God is defined through the ending of what is been finished.
You have all of the authority and heaven’s glory to finish well. Before moving on to the next season, this season that you are in will require an eventual ending period. End on a positive note. End on good terms. End with the expectation that God is going to move like never before. You have come so far, do not stop until it is finished. It is all in your finishing technique. You have the ability and precision to create and produce a fruitful ending. Finish with grace.
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:14
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” -2 Chronicles 15:7
“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 1:6