#10 - THE 4TH QUARTER (2007)

"So here's what I think: The best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started last year and not let those intentions grow stale. Your heart's been in the right place all along. You've got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it." 2 Corinthians 8:10-11

We have arrived. October 1st. With 9 months behind us, the final quarter of the year is here!

It all has gone by so fast! Our New Year's Resolutions have long been thrown out the window. Our "spring cleaning" has turn into "fall piles of mess." And our summer vacation was anything but!

But, with the close of every season comes...OPPORTUNITY!

You have the choice. You can "coast" until the new year. Or, you can decide to make the next 3 months, the best 3 months of your life! You have the choice. You can start the new year at a standstill, or, you can decide to enter the upcoming year with MOMENTUM!

Today begins a brand new day! Today begins a brand new week! Today begins a brand new month! Today begins the 4th Quarter!

The 4th Quarter is when the biggest plays are made! The 4th Quarter is when individuals either rise to the occasion or reveal to the world their lack of preparation! The 4th Quarter gives opportunity to redeem yourself for previous poor performance! Regardless of the score, you can make a comeback in the 4th Quarter! The 4th Quarter provides a stage for you to show to the world, once and for all, what you are capable of!

I encourage you to finish strong! I encourage you to write out your goals in the major areas of your life, and design the next 3 months exactly how you would like them to play out. Have a purpose. Set a goal. Write out a plan. And take action daily to make it happen. It really can be that simple.

But the choice is ultimately yours. You have the tools. You have the support. You have the ability. Only one question remains, "Will you decide to give it your very best in the 4th Quarter?"