Beginnings and Endings

         Job consultants say that you when you have many tasks to do at your job, you should try not to begin something and end something else at the same.  Try to begin a new project or end an old project when everything else you do is in the middle.  “Middling” is easier than either beginning or ending.


         What projects are you working on these days?  They could be at school, at work, at home, a hobby or other things.  Are you at the beginning, the middle or the end?


         People have different skills.  Some are better at beginning - they love to start new things, but might not be good at finishing.  Others don’t enjoy getting started, but once they’re working on a project, they really enjoy it and are good at getting finished too.

         What kind of person are you?  A good beginner, a middler or a finisher?  What do you like best?  Give an example of what you like best on a project.


         There are many kinds of beginnings and endings in life.  Think about these and share about what it was like to begin or end some aspect of your life such as:

A friendship

A marriage

A job

A relocation to another country or city


An injury

A college degree

A new baby

A new exercise program



Paul talks about a new beginning for the person who turns to Jesus Christ:

“Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away, new things have come.  2 Cor. 5:17