Fourth Quarter Effort! Win It All! | Showers’ Blessing Inspires | Jacqui Showers
My nephew taught me the game is not over until the clock hits :00. When I first started watching basketball if my team was ahead at the two minute mark I just knew they had won the game. Much to my chagrin points slipped away and they would lose it all. I was upset.
Immediately I would called my nephew and exclaim, “What happened!” He educated me that there is a whole lot of time left in the game at the two minute mark and the other team can easily steal the game and win it all. Now, rather than get excited when my team is winning and there are only two minutes left in the game, I rally even more.
You can still win in the fourth quarter, where you may have been losing terribly. I’ve witnessed too many times where teams came back in the fourth quarter and won it all. You can do the same thing too.
We find ourselves in the fourth quarter of the year. We started out with much anticipation that we were going to win and achieve everything we set out to do. All of a sudden, the fourth quarter is here and you feel as though time is slipping away. You frantically come up with play after play to achieve success to make sure when the clock hits :00 you’ve won.
Let me tell you, don’t get frantic. Just get busy. Get busy accomplishing those things that you know you can do. Get busy establishing a daily routine of success. Get busy making the calls. . .writing that book. . .planning the event. . .painting that portrait or whatever you need to do.Just get busy! Pour yourself into it. Aim high and achieve even higher!
This is the fourth quarter. Time has already passed and you can’t go back, but you can redeem the time by making sure you maximize your efforts in this final quarter. Achieve success by taking control of your time as you execute your talents with the skill, focus, agility and relentlessness of a clutch player. They come alive because they know it is now or never. They give it their all.
Be that clutch player! Defeat whatever forces are trying to make you lose the game. The clock is ticking! Make the final shot! Swooooooosh! You’ve won it all!
Are you that clutch player? Leave a comment. I want to know what are you doing to make sure your final play is a winning one.
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Don’t you realize that everyone who runs in a race runs to win, but only one runner gets the prize? Run like them, so that you can win. Everyone who enters an athletic contest goes into strict training. They do it to win a temporary crown, but we do it to win one that will be permanent. So I run—but not without a clear goal ahead of me. So I box—but not as if I were just shadow boxing. Rather, I toughen my body with punches and make it my slave so that I will not be disqualified after I have spread the Good News to others. 1 Cor 9:24-27 (GW)
Brothers and sisters, I can’t consider myself a winner yet. This is what I do: I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:13-14 (GW)
I am of the opinion that there is no comparison between the pain of this present time and the glory which we will see in the future. Romans 8:18 (BBE)
Take care then how you are living, not as unwise, but as wise; Making good use of the time, because the days are evil. Eph 5:15-16 (BBE)
Father, TThis year has passed so swiftly. Although I had so many goals I wanted to achieve, I find myself in its final quarter. I have determined within myself that I will not give up, but I will achieve everything I set out to do. Although I may not have been as diligent as I should have been, I will not allow that to prevent me from finishing big. I will do whatever it takes to make sure when the clock winds down on this final quarter of the year, I have given it my all to glorify You! I am more than a conqueror! I am running this race to success! Thank You God! I’m a winner! Amen.
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