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At this point all the preparations have been made and all that’s left to do is show up and carry out the plan. This is where people’s destiny finds life or is relegated to the scrap heap of what could have been. If you get this far and don’t put in the work, you’ll regret it. Someday you’ll look back and be really disappointed in yourself, or you’ll be angry about wasting such a great plan. Worse yet, you’ll have a flash of insight about what life could have been like for you and your family if only you’d have finished what you set out to do. Now is the time to fire up your self-discipline and make good things happen.

Resolve not to allow anyone to interfere in your destiny again. By now you’ve made amends, and cleaned up the messes you’ve made. You’ve let go of the pain others have caused you, mended fences, adjusted boundaries, realigned relationships, or walked away. You’re starting with a fresh clean slate, and this time around you’re well equipped to keep it that way. The past has been left behind, you’ve shoved off from shore, and from here on out you get to choose who accompanies you on the trip. Don’t take someone along who will deliberately poke holes in the raft or throw the paddles overboard. Take people along who respect the river and will work in tandem with you to navigate the rapids and arrive safely at your destination.

Until next time, I’ll be praying for you to have faith in yourself, your plan, and the God who gave you the dream in the first place.