You are My beloved and I Am yours. I laid down My life for you, My bride, to make you spotless. I Am preparing your dream home and future in paradise. I promise you won’t be disappointed.


Not only is your life a really big deal and needs to be lived well, what’s real is, you need to live your life well prepared for your big finish. Read that again and let it sink in. 

What I’m saying is this: Not only can you live an epic life instead of a nominal life, you can live your life toward an epic finish. You can live purposefully knowing you’re going to pass something down that wasn’t passed down to you – or at least a better version of what was passed down to you. 

You can and should live your life being determined to finish well. Do you know if your finish is going to glorify the Lord? If you don’t, you’re not being intentional in this area. Here’s the bottom line: You don’t randomly finish well.

People who finish well are bound and determined. They plan out how they’re going to finish this race called the Christian life. God already has a plan for you to finish well. We all know this verse:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Though He has this glorious plan, it’s up to you to partner with Him – to purpose yourself – to fulfill His plan. It doesn’t happen just because God wants it to. His gift of free will extends way past salvation. You have the freedom to go your own way, and many people do.

But is that the best life? I highly doubt it. How can what you plan for yourself be better than God’s plan to give you a sound mind, hope, and a future? He even promises His plan is good. Be determined to finish well. Stick to His plan. You won’t be disappointed.