“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
Paul knew his life was coming to an end (2 Timothy 4:6) and said these words with full confidence. Paul knew he has lived according to the life God called him to and has held on fast to his faith. It caused me to desire a life that honors the Lord so I could say these words before my time here on earth ceases. But then the verse can not only be applied in the future but also in the present.
I realized that today, do I have the same confidence to say the words Paul did? This lead me to further questions that can be reflected upon in line with the verse:
- Am I fighting the good fight?
- Am I still staying in the race?
- Am I persevering to finish the race?
- Am I keeping the faith?
It is a heart check for me – on how I am in my current relationship with Christ and my growth in Him, and a reminder to continually be in the center of God’s will.