I AM Determined
In a race, a runner can enter a race, but the race is not finished until he/she crosses the finish line. Finishing sounds simple, but trust me, it is challenging for many people. It takes sheer determination to push one to complete what one has started. Often, what is missing from vision to manifestation is just determination. Determination is the catalyst that will propel and sustain one to relentlessly pursue until the end.
Let us consider the runner mentioned above. The runner needs determination to run the race until the end. The runner must be able to have an unwavering mindset that not finishing is not an option. This means that no matter who passes the runner, no matter what place the runner receives, he or she will not give up or give in. Now, I am not suggesting that the runner does not become tired or want to give up, but I am stating that the runner won’t be a finisher if he/she stops. Some call it willpower, others say it is strong mindedness, but I refer to it as determination, a.k.a., “digging deep.”
Digging deep my friends is something we all have the ability to do, but we have to choose to do it. Digging deep means that you will not allow circumstances that arise to stop you if you stumble. Digging deep is what will fuel you when you feel unable to continue. Digging deep is what will keep you running in purpose despite how you feel. When you dig deep you will be a finisher.
Today, it is time to let go of all excuses and activate the determination in you. Choose to be determined, unwavering, and steadfast in the process and promises of God. In Philippians 1:6, Paul asserts that “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (KJV). This scripture is our encouragement to be confident in God’s word. What God has begun in us, He is more than able to complete. Therefore, God has done His part and now it is time for us to do our part. We must not only declare that we are determined, but we must exemplify it in our actions. Today is an amazing day to keep going because you are not done until it is finished!