A preacher once asked his congregation; “What’s the most important word in the Bible?” Several answers were given by the congregation. Nobody got it until the preacher mentioned that the most important word is “Continue.” According to him; “If you are not going to continue, there is no guarantee that you would amount to anything serious.”
Friend, you would need to continue if you hope to finish well and strong in life. Most times, we begin stuff by excitement. But the excitement is not enough to carry us through the different seasons of life. Actually, what you start by excitement, you would have to continue with commitment and finish with determination. This is one truth you need to know if you would fulfil destiny.
“… If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed” (John 8:31). Jesus’ true disciples are not just those who confessed Him as Lord and Savior but those who continue in His word. There are some levels of truth and understanding that you would never know unless you go deeper in commitment (John 8:31-32). A man is not totally free until truth declares his freedom.
What have you started this year that you have got to continue? What are those abandoned projects that you need to revisit? Your decision to continue is, perhaps, one of the greatest decisions you can ever make. A lot of people desire greatness but very few people can keep their commitment high enough to achieve the greatness they desire.
“He shall not fail nor be discouraged…” (Isaiah 42:4). You need to fight discouragement if you would continue. You need to have an “internal encouragement system” within you. There would be times that nothing around would encourage you. There would be times you you would feel like stopping. Like David, you would need to encourage yourself in the Lord to keep going (1 Samuel 30:6).
“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day…” (Acts 26:22). There is help for you in God to continue this season. Not everybody that started this year continued with us. Not everybody that started on campus or in business continued. Not everybody who began the Christian race is still standing today. Some have given up or falling by the wayside. Make up your mind to continue and fulfil your destiny. You will succeed!
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church