Well DoneMy legacy doesn’t matter. It isn’t important that I be remembered. It’s important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ I want to finish strong. James Dobson

I think it is interesting that most do not think about finishing well until they are near the finish line. How would things have gone if you had thought about the finish when you started your business or career? Would you have done something different to prepare yourself and your company to insure you finished well?

Of course, the finishing well that I am talking about is not measured by the things of this world. It would be wise to consider how we are measuring our success. There are many that will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Regrettably, others will be surprised:

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’  Matthew 7:21-23

To finish well, we have to prepare for it. This is common business sense. A sales executive doesn’t wait until October to load up his pipeline if he hopes to finish the year well. The production manager hires and trains well before the delivery schedule on that new big order.

So, have you prepared to finish well? As they say, “Better late than never.”

Marketplace Ministry Tip: The first step in finishing well is to think about it – in the right way. Who are you finishing well for? What does He want to accomplish through you and your business or vocation? Turn your heart and mind to Him, and start asking the hard questions. Contact me, at rob@inlightconsulting.com, if I can help you in this regard.

Your servant and His forever,