Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
Cephas-Peter, messed up a lot, in pride and in fear, in caring what people thought about him. He had enough notable lapses to finish up other walks. But what was great about him, was that he kept persevering. Peter never let the past hold him down. He finished the race in a blaze of glory. In the life of Cephas, Messiah said, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve failed God, it’s how you finish that counts. You may have started your walk great, but then fell off, lost valuable time, compromised and became distant from God. What matters now, is how you finish. As long as you’ve time left on earth, you’ve time to live victoriously and finish gloriously. So be like Peter, or Paul who said, “One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind… I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call…” Stop focusing on the start and start focusing on the finish. In the end, it’s the end that matters. And as did Peter, you’ll cross the finish line in a blaze of glory.
Today’s Mission – Confess your failures, ask His forgiveness, and live today with a renewed zeal, passion, and focus on fulfilling your calling.