Ecclesiastes 7:8, "The end of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."
As a little girl, I enjoyed reading fairy tales and I would often go to the last page to see what the ending would be, as usual, "And they lived happily ever after." As a young lady, I quickly learned that the real world doesn't operate in this fashion and sometimes we don't get happy endings to tragic beginnings. The scripture tells us that the end of a thing is better than its beginning. For us to fully appreciate and embrace this word, we have to look with our spiritual eyes and not our carnal minds. God's Word clearly tells us that the last shall be first and the first shall be last, meaning that if we are steadfast and not easily moved by light afflictions and setbacks and press forward-we have a justified reward. The Bible says, " He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." We can't allow life and our current situations to punk us out and make us come to a "standstill" or get writer's block in the middle of our breakthrough! If we stay focused and press through the pages, we will make it to the ending of a not so good season. His Word says, He is not the author of confusion. He is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end! Trust the penmanship of Our Creator.