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Welcome my name is Sherri. I am a follower of Jesus. I have been blessed to be the wife to my best friend Markiel. I am a mother to my tween son Amari and my preschool daughter Sanai. By God's grace I have found true joy in serving my family in our home. Even amongst all the everyday craziness I know this where God has called me to be. I learn something new everyday. I also recently became a part time bible teacher at my daughter's preschool. So I have the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Be A Finisher

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Today I was really inspired by a post that I read on Priscilla Shirer's blog Going Beyond Ministries.  The blog post was titled Wisdom Poured Out. This post talked about how Priscilla and a group of women had the privilege to listen to a speaker and gain some life changing wisdom.

This speaker was a 70 year old woman who has been married for five decades, she has served in ministry for four decades, and she has raised successful God loving children.  God has blessed this woman to live a remarkable life, and that definitely was intriguing to me.

In the blog Priscilla shares her notes and she lists some nuggets of wisdom that she had obtained from this speaker.  At the end of the blog Priscilla ends it by asking the questions: Which one speaks the most to you? And why? As I read through the bullet points of wisdom each one encouraged me, but there was one that really made me stop and think. It read:

  • Anyone can start a new thing, but only some can finish what they started. Be a finisher.
This one stood out to me most because of the way I view my past.  When I look back at my life a lot of my past is bookmarked by things that I started and did not finish.  Often they were good things, but there were also times that were bad.  This includes college, jobs, ministry, and even relationships.

That made me think about my relationship with the Lord and also my marriage. These are two relationships that I am committed to for life.  In these relationships I can confidently say, "I will be a finisher." That is a good feeling!

In order for these relationships to last, I must take responsibility in nurturing them.  Just because I accept the Lord in my heart, or say my wedding vows on my wedding day, it does not guarantee that these relationships will last a lifetime.

Since these are the two most important relationships in my life, I work at growing and improving them. Here are a few of the many ways I do this.

- Putting them first.  Making them a priority above all else.

- Taking my time and effort to building them up. This includes reading my bible,           
  praying, researching ways to improve my marriage, spending quality time with 
  my hubby.

- Not allowing myself to have any other options. Having the attitude of a 
  lifelong commitment. 

When it comes to my relationship with the Lord and my marriage these are two relationships that I truly value.  They are part of my legacy that I want to leave for my children, and grandchildren, and my future generations. 

Are you a finisher?

What does being a finisher mean to you?


  1. This is something I have actually been reflected on as resolutions are abuzz this time of year. I want to be finisher this year. So many things I started but failed to finish.

  2. Yes I can completely relate. I think it's when we try to do things in our own strength that we fall short.
    It can only be when we completely surrender to Jesus. Only through Him can we be the finishers we desire to be. Just as the word says. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13

    I pray that in His will, God can allow you to complete all that you desire to finish for 2014.~Sherri


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