The End Of A Matter
Dec. 4, 2019
The Chariot Eye
Prophet Patrick Buwemba
_The End Of A Matter_
Ecclesiastes 7:7-8 Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: [and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit.
To each of us, life will give an opportunity to reveal who we are and how much we can do. Many begun with us in the gospel but now they are nowhere to be seen. This lesson I have learnt that its not about who begun with a lot of power but it's about who will finish and how you will finish.
Its very true that many were dropped along the way to greatness and the two greatest reasons are oppression and gift i.e. some men begin the gospel with a lot of excitement but along the way the challenges that come with serving the Lord outweigh their excitement and next thing you know they are out. Others are brought to the highest places by the gift and talent in their life, but because success without self control can destroy, they end up abusing their levels of victory.
Many become arrogant just because they are now good preachers, musicians, good footballers etc and hence they can't stay up there. But I want to let you know it matters what you become after your life. When you go, what will be your legacy? After you leave that stage, what will you have left for the audience's hearts?
Let us not rush to be successful but study your way to success.
As a young man prepare for your old age. Many begin church but how do they finish...
So don't rush to begin, understand why you're beginning and the end of what you have begun.
Lord help us to finish the race that when our lord Jesus meets us at the end, he will say well done good and faithful servant.