Sunday, June 5, 2011

Finish Strong!

     Our country is captivated by the NBA basketball finals.  The hometown team, Miami Heat, are in a race to win the coveted title of  "National Basketball Champions".  Our city goes into hysteria every time the Heat take to the court in hope that they win and get one step closer to winning it all.
     My husband is a die hard Heat fan and faithfully watches every game.  I sit on the couch trying to seem interested but in many games the Heat are losing by the end of the 3rd quarter and I go to bed thinking that they will lose.  To my surprise, during this playoff season, I wake up in the morning and find out the Heat made an amazing comeback and win the game. 
     A few weeks ago I was talking to my niece and she was sharing with me a new bible verse she had learned at school.  It said, "Patient endurance is what you need now."  I asked her what does "endurance" mean.  Out of her mouth she said, it means to "finish strong." 
    A light bulb went off in my head.
    Many of us in life don't finish strong in the tasks that are set before us.  We start off strong, with much enthusiasm and intensity but somewhere along the line we fizzle out and run out of gas.
     My hope for you in all of your endeavors is to be inspired to "finish strong".  Don't let rejection and obstacles get in the way.  Let them move you closer to fulfilling the dream in your heart. 

What do you need to do to finish strong

Maybe it's finishing a class or two to get that next degree. Do you need to complete a project at work, start saving money or simply clean out that closet that is full of junk?  Whatever it is make sure that you finish strong just like the Miami Heat.  Never let someone count you out or discount your abilities.  Be inspired and Let's Go Heat! (Posted by Roslyn)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Roslyn, I was just feeling down about my weight. Then I read your email. Thanks I needed this today!

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  2. It's all about staying inspired, glad you enjoyed this post.

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  3. Amen sister! Still learning & still finishing...STRONG!

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