I am a long-suffering Houston sports fan.
Exhibit A – April 4, 1983
The University of Houston Cougars lost the NCAA Finals to huge underdog North Carolina State on the final play of the game.
Exhibit B – January 3, 1993
The Houston Oilers led the Buffalo Bills, 28-3 at halftime in an NFL playoff game. The Oilers lost, 38-35 in overtime.
Exhibit C – May 11, 1994
The Houston Rockets blew a 20-point fourth quarter lead to the Phoenix Suns in an NBA playoff game before losing in overtime, 124-117.
Games are not won at halftime, or even in the first 99 percent of the game. It’s how you finish that counts. The same is true in recovery. You only win if you finish strong.
Recovery Step: Paul never talked much about starting the race, but finishing it (2 Timothy 4:7). Wherever you are in your recovery today, finish strong.