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It’s Your Finishing Season

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After finishing a 1 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13 mile run, Randy Rogers screams for joy as he finally crosses the finish line during the ESi Ironman 70.3 half triathlon race Sunday afternoon September 26, 2010.

I was out running the other morning and I heard in my heart, “You are entering your finishing season.”

It’s in your finishing season that all the pieces of your life come together.

The work that I’ve begun in you I will carefully carry it out unto completion.’

The finished or completed work isn’t what you produce; it’s who you become. Your finished work is not fruit; its preparation to produce fruit.

If you can grasp this next point, the weight of the world will be lifted off your shoulders this very moment:

All that you’ve done up to this point in your life and career has been to PREPARE you – not for what’s coming, because you are in charge of what’s coming, it’s been to prepare you to create what’s coming.

You are the creator of what’s next. (Don’t miss that)

You’re qualifications are your scars, pain, and experience.

Stay your course. Steady your soul. Nothing has been wasted!

– Jeff

2 thoughts on “It’s Your Finishing Season”

  1. amen pastor Jeff.
    A little bit more elaboration on how we create our future or is it just with our mouth and decisions?
    Love to you and your family.
    Wayne

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    1. Wayne – so good to hear from you. Creating our future is not a secret. It IS a result of the thoughts we think, the decisions we make, and actions we take on a day-to-day basis.

      Many people of faith struggle in this area because of their deepest desire to “please God,” or be sure they are in “His Divine Will.” This thinking can often times hinder forward progress. They are always “waiting on God.”

      The key to creating our future is to turn that thinking around. “What if God is waiting on you?”

      What if you would never receive another “divine instruction” or “premonition” or “urging” to go in a certain direction? What if you never “feel led” the rest of your life? What if you are the only one who can make the decision for you…what do you do?

      What if you are living in the “400 year period of silence” between the Old Testament, Law – what you “have to do,” and New Testament, Liberty – what you “get to do,” what would you do?

      If we ask, “What do you want me to do, Lord?” And He doesn’t answer, maybe He’s already told us, but we are afraid to do anything about it. Or, maybe He’s truly letting us choose? Either way, the clock is ticking. We only have today. I believe we will given an account one day of what we were given.

      We all have a book full of what we could do, the rest of our lives should be spent filling our book with what we did do – permission or not.

      If you didn’t need permission to do what you wanted to do, or you knew you couldn’t “miss God,” “disappoint God” or never fail, what would you do?

      Blessings to you and yours! – Jeff

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