Finish Strong

Happy Sunday!
Here’s your HOPE Note for the week:

“The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle.” Ecclesiates 9:11

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me Your shield of victory; You stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.” 2 Samuel 22:33-37

-...the race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong..- Ecclesiastes 9-11

Today is a great day for a fresh start!

Have you ever made an honest effort to get something done and then life happened and totally hijacked your schedule? When I look back over the past month, there were a few things on my to-do list that just did not get done. Tasks within projects took longer than expected. Without notice, my family responsibilities grew.  I was physically more tired than usual.  As a task driven, getter done individual, I was really thrown off balance! I always pray for guidance and then plan and prioritize things, so the fact that I was “behind” really got me.  At some point in the process I finally realized that God was indeed interrupting my schedule of work to serve a greater purpose- HIS!

No matter what “tripped you up” or seemingly “derailed” your well-intended plan or goal- get back up and start again. Remember: If God scheduled the hiccup/interruption, He’ll make sure you finish and come out on top! 🙂

Have you ever thought you were behind or had lost time on something and later discovered that God was behind the scenes doing something greater? If so, watch this encouraging video.

How can I agree in prayer with you? Post your request here on my FB page or in the comments below. Make it a great week! – Hope Coach Cheryl Lynne

P.S. October is my birthday month, I’ve still got some special treats in store for you! Need a breakthrough? Check out my new 3 part webinar series “PF3 Fall Breakthrough“. Be sure to visit links to sign up for FREE daily inspirations and additional resources: 

*This post originally published on Hope Builders Blog in June 2014.


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