Natural Wisdom Part 5: It’s all in the Finish
The thing to understand is we need to pace ourselves properly, so we can endure to the end of our task. What good does it do us if we start a project, and go fast for awhile, but don’t have the energy to finish because we burn out?? Making it to the End is more important than speed. So if a baby-step pace is what we need to do, it’s better to go that pace and finish than it is to go quick and quit halfway.
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another post in my new series, Natural Wisdom. In case you missed the first few posts, this is a series where I write about some of the lessons God has taught me, through nature. God teaches us so much through nature if we’re willing to watch and listen to see and hear the Wisdom. God teaches us a lot about Himself through nature. He teaches us about lots of topics.
The previous post was about the critical importance of getting started on big jobs, projects, or passions. It’s all about getting started. But in my latest sessions working on my land, I’ve been reminded of the critical importance of the opposite of that previous lesson. It’s all about how we finish.
Yes, a seeming contradiction. But hey, those with a little Wisdom know that life in this weird world is a paradox, and full of contradictions. People are full of contradictions too. And yet somehow this doesn’t stop God’s Creation from continuing on, day after day. There comes a time when you learn that life is full of contradictions, and that’s just how it is. To sum it up in a few words, I would say: “Two things can be true at the same time.” And that’s the case here as well.
It’s all about getting started. And it’s all about how we finish. It’s about taking that first step, and it’s about enduring to the end.
We have to endure to the end. That means in our projects, jobs, and passions like what I discuss in this series, Natural Wisdom. And it also means in a broader sense enduring to the End of our Spiritual Walk with Christ. Our task, and it’s not an easy one, is to stay true to Christ’s teachings until the End. For most of us that means enduring to the end of our physical life, when our physical body will obey God’s Natural laws and…