Some of you are at the end of a season of life. This ending can be the end
of a relationship, a circle of fellowship or a ministry. It is like you have
watched a motion picture through to the very end and now the credits have begun
to roll. You know “The End” is coming.
As you sit through the credits you are trying to determine your next
step. You are waiting for the inevitable “The End” to scroll up the screen. You
know its over, but you want to be faithful to ride this thing all the way to
the end. You are steeling yourself against
the final credits that will tell you and everyone else it is finally over.
An image began to unfold. I saw you alone in a movie theater. Everyone
else had departed because they felt it was not worth their time to remain for
the final credits. In their minds the end was a foregone conclusion. As you sat there not knowing what to do the last
credit came up as expected with the words, “The End”. You began to rise from you seat, but
something happened on the screen. The
word, “End” was crossed out and the word, “Beginning” was written in as a
replacement. The final credit now reads “The Beginning”.
You have faithfully sat in a relationship or circumstance all the
way to the end. You have not abandoned
what God asked you to do. You have come
to the end and now sit alone with your decision. In this moment of solitary closure,
God wants to replace your disappointment and loneliness with an expectation that
something new is about to be revealed.
It is time to get up from your seat and leave the theater of your past.
This ending will become a doorway into something new. The Lord is the only one
who has the authority to write the final credits to your life.