Focus on the Finish Line!

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

Last week I was so busy that I did not have time for anything other than sleep. However, I could not have been happier. Yes, I was busy, but it was all GOD, and it was all good. Although, my nights were long, and my mornings started early, I was still thankful!

I understand that with answered prayers, and an abundance of blessings, come great sacrifice.

Are you busy? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are your prayers being answered? Is this not what you wanted?

I know you may be tired or overwhelmed. Sometimes, it feels like giving up or giving in is the best option, but that is the farthest from the truth.

You see, anything worth having, is worth fighting for! Think about where GOD has placed you in your life.

You prayed for it, and GOD is answering your prayers. I am sorry if it does not look or feel like you thought it would. I encourage you to look at the big picture. Is what you are going through now, designed to get you where you want to be tomorrow? If it is, it sounds like GOD is at work. Did you think all the work would be done for you?

Come on family! Do not forget about where you want to go, to see, to accomplish. Focus on the finish line, whatever that looks like to you. Do not let the process discourage you! Sometimes the process can make you second guess what you are doing. Do not do that to yourself!!!!

Hang in there and stick with it! Trust me, you will learn something during this process. It is designed to prepare you for what is to come. Talk to GOD about it. Ask HIM for a spirit of patience, a spirit of clarity, a spirit of perseverance!

Think about this!

You want to own your own business, now you have to roll up your sleeves and put in the work.

You want to be a wife and mother, now you have to work on yourself first. You have to love you, before anyone else will.

You want to quit your job, so now you have to focus on plan B. What does that look like? What are you doing to prepare?

You want a new house, are you saving, are you investing, are you looking around, have your prepared your credit?

See, GOD can make these things happen. HE can move somethings around so that you can see where you are going. However, you have to take the steps forward. You have to put in the work. You have to declare it, then claim it, and work towards it!

Walk bravely into your new season. Embrace all that you have been given. GOD gave you everything you asked for. You are not scared anymore. You are stronger. You are wiser. You are ready! That was GOD’s doing!!! Now….it is your turn. Looking too far ahead can be discouraging. Just take it one day at a time. Look at where you are, based on where you were, do you honestly think you cannot get where you want to be!!!

This is what blessings look like! They are beautiful, but sometimes they mean work. GOD did HIS part, now it is time to do yours. Focus on the Finish Line, Not the Process! Grab on to that….and keep on moving!!!!

God bless you,

In his service,

Minister Marshall

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