December 24, 2018 @ 12:29 AM

Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Getting to the finish line in something can either be an easy or difficult task. There are many things that can make it go either way and the truth is those are things that are out of your control. Here's something that's in your control. You can control if you weather the storm and not give up before you cross that finish line. Let's go further so this will make sense.

You cannot allow yourself to become weary just because you see the finish line in sight. You still have to run the race to actually cross that finish line. Too often in life we ease up when things seem to be in reach. People slack on their prayer and faith when they see the end. The truth is you have to dig down even deeper. Watch an Olympic race and you will notice that when the athletes get close to that finish line they give it one final burst because you never know. As Christians, we need to be the same way. We need to dig down for that one final burst.

The old saying was not to count your chickens before they hatch. That simply meant that you don't count anything as done until it's actually done. You're not finished until you actually finish. You have to cross that line. This is your season to ensure you don't celebrate too soon. Make sure you finish the task at hand. Make sure you accomplish what you were supposed to accomplish. Make sure you walk in your promise and don't just get a glimpse of it. Again, cross that finish line!

Sometimes you have to push harder at the end. If you were in a bench press competition you will find out that your lift is not done until you lock the weight all the way out. That last push is sometimes the most difficult but the lift is not over until you do it. You get to a point where you are literally too close to quit and you end up digging deep down to finish. Does it hurt? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes! 

You are right there are the verge of something great if you can just give it that last push. You are in a season right now where you can either glimpse at your promise or actually walk in it. You can talk about it or walk in it. You truly have a choice but I would suggest you choose very wisely. Don't let the temporary obstacles cause you to miss what could be eternal blessings. Press when you're tired. Dig down deeper and find a way to keep moving forward. Whatever you do in this season, make sure it's not giving up too soon. Remember, a quitter never wins and a winner never quits!

May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,

Bishop Carlos J. Lennon