First Corinthians 13:8 says, “Love never fails….” One translations says, “Love never stops…” Usually you won’t fail if you won’t stop moving forward. I think many are living below God’s best and living without His blessings, not because they are doing wrong things, but because they have stopped doing the right things. They gave up too soon. If we are going to experience God’s best in our lives, we have to follow- through. As Christ-followers we shouldn’t just think short term. “How can I get where I want to be this week? This month? This year?” A Christ-follower (a leader) thinks about a lifetime. We’re not thinking that when we hit forty, fifty or sixty the end of our life is near. We should be thinking about living our life long enough to establish God’s will, to fulfill His plans, to finish the work He called us to and to be the people He created us to be.
The world thinks:
*Get rich quick. How do I get what I want now? * I don’t want to fulfill my contract. If I don’t like it, I should quit or renegotiate. * I don’t want to follow-through on my word. * I don’t want to get married. Let’s just have sex.
Today many people can’t follow-through. Often times that is why they are wracked with failure . You and I are supposed to be different and follow God’s plan. Part of that plan is long-term thinking and long-term follow-through.