Every Christian has a destiny, a course God has for them. It may be full-time ministry, accounting, farming, or it may be to be the best Mom you can be. Whatever your course, we are all called to begin and finish well.
Paul knew what it took to finish well. He wrote, “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified” (1 Cor. 9:27).
This means we walk the walk. We do not just talk the talk. Paul lived what he preached, as should we.
1 John 2:6-7 says; But if anyone keeps His word, the love of God has been truly perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him: Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.
In life, we will cross many finish lines, but we never really finish the race until we stand before Jesus, our Lord. Until then, we must continue to fight the good fight. To keep the faith. To hold our confidence steadfast to the end.
We must run our race daily, with endurance, steadfast to the end. In doing that, we will finish this year and every other year, strong in God.