What to do when you are close to the finish line, but lost the race?

After watching the last Saints playoff game, I thought about something – God, what do you do when you thought you conquered, but came up short?  With only a few minutes left in the game, every Saints fan in the building, those watching across the nation and many listening via radio, thought they won the game, but with very little time left came up short.  What do you do when you already planned the victory party, starting second lining, book your flight to the Superbowl, but only to find out there is a change in plans.

Don’t give in
We have to remember, God is not on our timetable, but we are on his.  Yeah, your finances may look gloomy today, and I can’t assure you it will increase tomorrow, but one thing is certain – with prayer, fasting and trusting God’s will for your life, it will come to pass.  But you have to remain diligent, don’t look to the left or to the right but look straight up to the hills.

In His time
More importantly, this is definitely not the time for you to give in.  No matter how it looks, or how it feels, you simply can’t give up!  Yes, you may be counted out today, but thank God there is always tomorrow.  Things can change, people can change, and more importantly God can change things.  If someone on your job is keeping you from the next level – don’t give in….God can remove them.  If your money is acting funny or your change is strange – don’t give in…..God can allow one financial blessing to change your financial situation!  You don’t know – God may be setting up a design to allow your Saints to play in the Superbowl hosted in their own city next year:))

Believe it even if you can’t see it
You have to keep believing!  I don’t care what it looks like, I don’t care how it feels, you have to keep your head in the game.  Keep believing things will come to pass.  The moment you stop believing, is the second you tell God – thanks, but I can handle this on my own.  Continue to attest things are going to work out well, know the best is yet to come and more importantly close your eyes and see it come to pass.

Remember, your choice your future!  I expect to see you next year at the Superbowl!:)

Kemberley Washington is a certified public accountant and a business professor at Dillard University. She writes the personal finance column “Money, Power, Respect” for The New Orleans Tribune and Tribunetalk.com. Follow her on Twitter or subscribe to her blog at kemberley.com.

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2 thoughts on “What to do when you are close to the finish line, but lost the race?

  1. Thank you very much for this article. I was a little disappointed earlier today, but this was exactly the encouragement I needed. Great reminder and I feel much better now. 🙂

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