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“Not enough is said today about *finishing* well. Lots and lots of material is available on motivation to get started and creative ways to spark initiative…Let’s extol the virtues of sticking with something until it’s *done.* Of hanging tough when the excitement and fun fade into discipline and guts. You know–being just as determined eight minutes into the fourth quarter as at the kickoff…

I fear our generation has come dangerously near the ‘I’m-getting-tired-so-let’s-just-quit’ mentality…

Do I write today to a few weary pilgrims? Is the road getting long and hope wearing a little thin? Or to a few parents who are beginning to wonder if it’s worth it all–this exacting business of rearing children, which includes cleaning up daily messes and living with all that responsibility? Or to you who have a dream, but seeing it accomplished seems too long to wait?…

So many start the Christian life like a lightning flash–hot, fast, and dazzling. But how many people…can you name who are finishing the course with sustained enthusiasm and vigor? Oh, there are some, I realize, but why so few? What happens along the way that swells the ranks of quitters? ”

Source: Charles R. Swindoll in “Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life”

 


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