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You Have What It Takes to Be a Great Finisher

Joyce Meyer (8)

How many times have you heard someone say, “I wish I had what they have”?

It’s easy to feel this way, not taking into account the hard work and self-sacrifice it took for them to get what they have—a successful business, a slim figure, early retirement…

Too often we want to skip the hard work and go directly to the results. I believe many times people are looking for some magic formula to transport them right to the finish line. They’re hoping for an easier way to get what they want. And we’ve all been there…

Wouldn’t it be nice to lose weight without having to cut calories or exercise? I’m sure a lot of students would love to get their diploma without having to study or take tests. Or wouldn’t it be great to suddenly have a lot of new furniture and nice things without having to save up the money to buy them?

Nobody wants to suffer or sacrifice. But the fact is that you and I will never have the things we want to have in life if we aren’t willing to practice the discipline and self-control it takes to have them. To put it bluntly, if you want to have the perks, you have to put in the work!

Proverbs 25:28 compares a person without self-control to a city with broken-down walls—full of rubble and chaos. I can tell you from experience that building discipline and self-control into your personal habits will not only help you achieve your goals, but it will also help you gain real peace of mind. Why? Because you feel better when you start putting things in order.

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