II Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;”
Everyone likes to win! It could be a ball game, card game, chess, checkers, or even a $2.00 coupon from the grocery store.
Think about it. When was the last time you heard someone say, “I’m in this to lose?”
Most of us want to win regardless of the contest. The problem is sometimes we come up against a situation, competition or game where we just do not possess the skill level to compete, let alone win!
If we are going to have any chance at winning we are going to need a good coach.
This is also true on the spiritual level. For too long I fear many of God’s good glory bound people have taken their spiritual life for granted. We need to embrace God’s Word as our spiritual coach.
The reality is, you do not, will not, cannot become a standout ball player by simply hanging out at the ball park or going to every game. To excel at anything one must have a purpose which motivates focus and discipline.
Might I suggest we embrace the purpose of being salt and light in a world that so needs light!
If we do this, then I think we will be able to say with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”
For today, don’t back up, slow up or give up, until He takes you up!