The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. (NIV)
Many times we make hasty decisions on crucial issues of our lives, family and career, resulting in regretfulness. For example, this is August, and some of our projects might still be yet to accomplished, so that we may begin to write-off the plans and year. But, you know what? Don’t judge a book by its cover. You can still make it!
The book of John 5:1-12 has the story of an impotent man whom before stepping into the pool at Bethesda, someone would have jumped in, and still, he refused to give up for 38 years. However, one day, Jesus set him free. Likewise, if the woman with the 12 years issue of blood had concluded her case, she wouldn’t have touched Jesus (Matthew 9:18-26).
Beloved, what have you chased so far in the year that you now feel like giving up? Eh! Refuse to quit or judge yourself and situation, because, from the Biblical examples above, we saw that these people never gave up until they got their miracles. Besides, today’s text tells us that our past and background doesn’t matter as much as how we end up. Oh! But, I have wasted time and opportunities. Don’t worry! Just hand everything over to God; He’ll grant you speed to make-up the year.
It’s too early to conclude! Remember, God is the Alpha and Omega who saves the best for the last, such as of Sarah (Genesis 21:1-7). And your own won’t be an exception. Therefore, be hardworking, hold on and watch out while you pray. It will happen.
Hymn: Standing on the promises of Christ my King – Russell Kelso Carter (1886)