Monday, 3 March 2014

A DECEPTIVE BEGINNING

"The end of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit." (Eccl. 7:8)

Everything has a beginning in life. Beginnings can be very deceptive. Many great things have insignificant beginnings. Most of the times, the very things that men despise and reject at the beginning are the very ones that turn to be a great blessing to benefit generations. It is terrible to judge the end of someone when the end has not come yet. He who seems to be a nonentity today can turn around to be the most sought-after entity tomorrow.

In long distance athletics, a pacemaker typically hits the front and leads the race at record breaking speed for a number of laps. However, at the peak of the race, he or she just steps aside. Their job is done. That is when the real contenders step forward and compete for the gold. The pacemaker is not even a competitor and never plans to finish the race. His or her sole responsibility is to "guide" the eventual winner to possibly break the record. 

The "race" of life is a marathon and not a sprint. We must therefore be patient, consistent and committed from the start all the way to the end. Many of us fret and abandon our strategy because someone else seems to be ahead of us. Don't be intimidated by pacemakers. Their job is to prepare the grounds for your eventual victory. Focus on your big dream and with the enablement of God, patiently and diligently work your way to the front. You will finish this race and you will be victorious in Christ.


Beloved, never underestimate the power of your small beginning though it may look deceptive. Though the future may not be that clear to you, take a bold step and start it to finish it. There were so many women that had the faith to marry some men who were nobodies at the time they married but today, they are called the rich man’s wife. You don’t have to always get the full details. 


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