It’s Not Too Late

There is still one month left in 2017. Don’t quit. Don’t coast. Don’t give up. There is still time. It’s not too late!

Haven’t lost the weight you wanted to? Well, use this last 30 days as motivation to do the best you can. Haven’t started writing that book? You can still crank out several chapters, if not the whole thing if you’ll make the most of your time. Haven’t spent as much time with your family as you should have? You can use those vacation days in the next 31 days and make this Christmas the most memorable one yet. Haven’t given your life over to Jesus? Pray right now, and start letting Him transform your life before the end of the year.

Here’s the deal. If you write this year off, then you act like it only had eleven months in it to begin with. It’s like giving up before the game is over, and just admitting defeat. I’ve seen Drew Brees bring the New Orleans Saints back from pretty far behind to beat their opponents with only a few minutes left to go in the fourth quarter. The key is that they don’t give up. They don’t throw in the towel just because they’re behind. They hustle, and do the best they can.

I can’t guarantee you’ll hit your sales goal… or drop three sizes in clothes… or become a New York Times bestselling author by December 31st. But I can guarantee this… If you don’t at least try, you definitely won’t stand a chance of coming anywhere near your goal.

Let’s make it a 31-day challenge and do all we can to check that one more item off the New Year’s Goals list. At the end of the month… and therefore the year… you’ll be surprised how much you WERE able to accomplish, and you’ll be so glad you put forth that effort.


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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