When we have a vision

We like to envisage an end result…

One that yields a fruitful outcome

That’s prosperous without a fault.

An end result is important

Since it will reveal what we have sown;

As the harvest that we will reap

Depends on the dedication we have shown.

To plant good seed is paramount

Since it produces a hundred fold;

When the mission is towards God’s purposes

Where blessings are increased manifold.

Keeping the end in mind is necessary

If we’re to be steered in that direction,

Regardless of roadblocks that present themselves

Along with possible deflection.

Sometimes the path is obstructed

As we experience a detour,

But through much patience and persistence

We learn to truly endure.

We can deviate from the path

When temptations come our way;

If we’re not planted and grounded in good soil

Where God’s word will help to sustain.

We can’t profess to have faith

If we have hatred in our heart,

Since peace and holiness is required

If we’re to be set apart.

The end in mind is mandatory

If we’re to continue on the road;

Where our eyes are on Jesus first and foremost

Since we’ll reap what we have sowed.

If there’s no hope for an afterlife

Then our faith has been in vain,

Not having treated Christ’s sacrifice with respect

And perhaps looked upon with disdain.

The end in mind is what’s important

Since it will determine our eternity,

And whether our focus is on God or whether it’s on this earth

And whether the truth we really see.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end.”  Psalm 119:33

“Lord, make me to know my end…that I may know how frail I am.”  Psalm 39:4

“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…And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:11-13

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”  Hebrews 11:13

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.”  Hebrews 12:14

“ which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:2

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”  Colossians 3:2

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end.”  Revelation 2:26

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”  Revelation 22:13