Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. My four-year-old granddaughter recently started a new preschool. She told her momma a couple of times, “I feel a little nervous.” We have all experienced starting something new and the butterflies that come with it.
While some find it difficult to start something, others find it difficult to finish.
Starting may be a challenge and create some anxiety, but finishing may even be more so. Sometimes the long-haul tests our willingness to work through adversity, opposition, or even boredom. All of us have had something which we wanted to quit, and probably have quit. But, if we look at the things to which we stay committed for a length of time, something we stick with even when we want to quit, we usually find what we gain is worth it.
The Bible has stories of real people who have wanted to quit before they were finished. One person is Moses who was born a Hebrew. The Egyptian ruler was slaughtering all Hebrew babies so to save his life his mother placed him in a basket to float down the Nile River to be found by the Egyptian ruler’s daughter. She plucked him out of the water, and Moses lived as a prince in the palace with her and the ruler. As a young man, Moses witnessed an Egyptian supervisor beating a Hebrew slave. He killed the Egyptian and then out of fear, fled into the wilderness. He lived there for decades, but his mission that started when he was a child was not yet completed. God sent Moses back to Egypt to finish what had been started, to convince the ruler to let the Hebrew slaves go, to give them their freedom. Moses had tried to quit by running. He ended up back in Egypt with the Lord, changing the lives of Israelites forever.
Obviously, this is the kind of mission most of us will not experience. But let’s catch one of the lessons. Let’s remember that finishing what we start isn’t just for us, but impacts others even when we do not see it or feel it. Finishing is important. Finishing is honorable. Live the way you want to be remembered.