One Minute with God: Don’t Shrink Back
Ever started something, and never finished it? How about that college degree, that garage project, or perhaps that promise you made? There is certainly no lack of vision when it comes to starting something, but it truly takes character and resolve to see it come to its fruition.
So many times we begin our day with some degree of what I would like to call - “reckless commitment.” We are determined, fed up, and made up. We promise our selves, and others that we will finally accomplish that which we have set out to do. And, if you are like many, those who know you best will roll their eyes and say “are you sure?” But, once a small pebble is thrown your way you are found stumbling over your own convictions.
Well, we encourage you this week, do away with disappointment, refocus your energy, and trash anything that may hamper your commitment. When things get rough don’t curl up into the fetal position and make excuses. God is there in the beginning, and the end of all things, so ask him to strengthen your resolve. He did journey to the cross and said; “it is finished”
Don’t shrink back now!
35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”
38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.