Many of the lessons in life that dictate how we treat others were learned at a very young age. There is also a good chance they came directly from God's Word even if they weren't taught that way. Our challenge becomes keeping these important ideals front and center in our lives no matter when, where, and from whom we first heard them.
There are a number of inspiring stories of people starting something great, but what makes a story memorable is actually the finish. Despite the start, nothing can overshadow a great beginning like a disastrous end, because it's the finish people pay attention to. The world needs more strong finishers, and once again, Jesus shows us the way.
People often compartmentalize their relationship with God by setting aside just part of a day to spend with Him; leaving Him out of the rest of their week as they have fun or enjoy hobbies. On the other end of the spectrum, some will abandon things they love, fearing somehow they won't be pleasing to God. The truth is that He wants to be at the heart of each and every moment of our life.