“How you started is not the determining factor, how you finish is!
“… choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
We choose to repent and to forgive, to be merciful and gracious, and to do unto others as we would want them to do unto us. Often, we expect all of these things, but the real questions is, are we giving them to others? Are we in love with our gift or the Giver? Do we want His will or our own?
The truth is, our gifts can operate without repentance, but our hearts are what God looks on, not the gift. Many people believe that “once saved always saved” is legit because they see ministry gifts in operation and people are being healed, delivered, and set free. From the outside, they might look saved, but the Bible tells us that when many stand before Jesus on the day of judgment, He will say:
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 22-23).
There are people that may start out and last for a season, but will they be able to finish? The key is finishing well!! Remember Paul? He had a mentee named Demas, and most likely he did not intend to fall away and leave the ministry and mission Paul was on, at the beginning. He was excited, purposed, focused, and driven..!
However, it was at the end when he fell in love with his present state and did not journey with Paul anymore.
“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia” (2 Timothy 4:10).
Many have set out on roads paved with good intentions, but God wants our hearts to be rooted in His Word, His Love, and in His Will.. Not just at the beginning, He wants us to endure the course set before us, and to finish well!
I encourage you to call 1-877-843-4567 for prayer to develop an eternal heart for God’s will and to fulfill your divine destiny..!!” David E. Taylor