A new class of students began a two year journey this week. The anticipation unfolds into reality. There is an overwhelming feeling too difficult to describe.
What have I gotten myself into?
How will I ever get all this work done?
Is it possible to keep this pace?
When facing overwhelming challenges, even self-inflicted, the most important question to ask is “how well will we finish?”
Spiritual leadership faces many challenges which can and will be overwhelming. These challenges can distract and/or discourage us. We must remember to ask; “how well will we finish?”
Finishing well requires a few simple steps.
Determine the priorities. Discouragement leads to quitting. Leaders cannot allow this to happen. Know what is worth dying for and give yourself to it.
Work hard. I recently read a post about the Mumford & Son’s band. The reason given as the secret to their success is this simple, but powerful truth. They work hard.
Keep your eye on the goal. Challenges bring distractions. Peter encouraged Christians facing persecution to keep their focus.
How well we finish is just as important as how we begin.