All of us have done those exercises where we have to write our epitaph or choose the words we want on our tombstone. Our teaches do that to make us think about how we want our lives to end to take steps to ensure that happens. What would you write on your tombstone? Paul tells Timothy that he has finished well
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;”
In Paul’s final words, he tells Timothy that he is satisfied with the work God used him to accomplish, and although it wasn’t easy, he has emerged victorious because he has kept the faith. All you have to do is read 2 Corinthians 11 to see all that Paul has endured. He kept fighting against the resistance within the church and the attacks of the enemy. He is at the end of his life, knowing full well that he finished well.
Do you put much thought into finishing well? Some people take the steps necessary to make sure they are financially secure through the end of their life; others pour into their families so they can enjoy their grandkids when they are old. What have you done to finish well with Jesus Christ? Are you fighting the good fight and remaining faithful?
There are a lot of people who die full of regrets. They have burned bridges with family and left a legacy of compromise in the workplace. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a choice to remain in the spiritual battles that rage every day or choose the comfort and security of sitting on the sidelines. Paul chose to fight, and he emerged victorious at the end of his life, and he has no regrets. Don’t live a life full of regrets. Choose to engage in the battle, and with Jesus on your side when it is all over, you too will have finished well.