Everything begins and ends with God. He is both the Author and the Finisher [Hebrews 12:2] of our faith. That means the outline of our story is established in His heart. The outcome of His intention is the finishing line He intends that we reach. When we start with the future and work back to the present we get to understand the outline of our story and we can partner with the Holy Spirit to walk the path of that particular process.
(from Keys To Brilliant Focus)