Finish Strong: How Will You Spend the Final Days of 2020?

As the end of 2020 nears, you may be looking forward to switching your calendar with anticipation, perhaps more than ever before. In a year full of disappointment, heartache, uncertainties, and many other challenges, it’s especially easy to look ahead and long for the fresh start a new year brings.

Before you skip ahead, remember that an opportunity waits for you right now. It’s an invitation to pause and let the moment sink in. To look back on all God has brought you through this year. To see evidence of His grace along the way. To give thanks for His faithful- ness. And to ask how the Lord wants you to spend the rest of your days while it’s still 2020.

No matter what your story has been this past year, it’s not over yet. God is still directing your steps, giving you purpose, reminding you to keep your eyes on Him and finish strong.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. (Heb. 12:1–2)

What will you do with the final days of 2020? Take a moment now to consider how to finish this year strong.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Get into a Bible reading plan before the new year starts.

  • Drop off a care package for a church member who has been unable to return to services.

  • Mail an encouraging note to someone who is facing difficult circumstances.

Take a minute to list two to three ways you plan to finish the year strong.