Finish strong…

It’s Five Minute Friday again.  Our topic for today is…finish.


I can’t believe it.

Well, I guess I can.  I mean, I expected it.  But it’s still hard to believe.

This week, I “finished” a job.  By finished I mean leave.  I have been asked if the choice was mine.  The answer is no.

But I do know Whose “choice” it was.  It was God’s.

I know that the job came about because of His divine intervention in my life.  Seriously.  I had been looking for a job, with no real prospects.  So, this God-follower finally said, “OK God.  If I’m supposed to have a job, you’re going to have to make it happen.”  Now I know we aren’t to test God; I wasn’t doing that.  I was just at the end of my proverbial rope, and needed something to change.

And you know what?  Something did happen.  I ended up with a job that I enjoyed, though it was only for a short time.

I believe that I can say with confidence that I have lived out the verse in 2 Corinthians 8:11:  “Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.”  I left all I could give to my students in that job.  Hopefully as they begin a new school year, they will remember me with fondness.  I know I have great memories of them.

So, I sit here “finished” with another job.  What lies ahead?  Who knows?  But I know that my God knows–and He will help me do whatever I do in such a way that I will finish strong.



  1. I’m here from #fmf. Your finish piece is a testament to belief, strength of spirit and faith.
    I am sure that you will find God will help you finish strong. He will show you the way.
    Thank you for sharing your story of finish and faith.

    • Thanks for your encouragement!

    • You are welcome.
      You have the strength of faith to find the new way.

  2. I love how you ended this post because it shows an infinite trust anf faith in God. What a beautiful declaration. Happy #FMF

    • Thanks for stopping by! I pray I can keep the faith… Have a great weekend!

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