Ecclesiastes 7:8 “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”
God has convicted me to focus on “the end of a thing” in 2016. We are so often consumed with our present challenges that we fail to consider the preeminence of the long term over the immediate. Politicians, military leaders, and businessmen fall into the same trap as tactical demands overwhelm strategic forethought. With Christians, it should never be so.
God reminds us that the end of a thing is better than the beginning. In the same breath, He also reminds us to be patient. Humility and the long-view of life are valuable tools to avoid the pitfalls of being consumed by the immediate to the peril of the permanent. God directs us to be tactically content, but strategically restless. As Job learned, latter end blessings are more wonderful than those in the beginning:
There is nothing more strategic than prayer, and praying for our nation and her leaders is critical to our long term well-being. It is the least we should do and the most we can do to make an impact. We should do so with a prevailing patience about the present and a holistic humility about our position. We should bathe everything in prayer as we keep our eyes on the end of the thing.
PLEASE PRAY STRATEGICALLY, PERSISTENTLY, AND PATIENTLY FOR OUR NATION. “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.”
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that Christians haven’t redeemed the time today to impact America’s future), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!