Finish Well, Not Alone
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7,8)
Watchmen Finish Well.
You’ve read that and heard that who knows how many times. Finish Well. To some success is winning the race—Finish First. To a Watchman, arriving at the finish line is only a success if they arrive surrounded by a crowd. Watchmen do not want to Finish Well, and alone.
In the Olympics, one runner is first. First wins. For Watchmen, first is failure if they finish alone.
Paul did not write, “I won the fight. I came in first.” Paul wrote, “Fought a good fight. Finished the race.” Watchmen fight well, they finish the race. They complete their mission, but they also see that last line – “not me only” Paul did not finish alone. He rejoiced that he finished surrounded by other runners and fighters.
Running alone is not a race, it’s only taking a fast walk. Who is coming with you? Who got a Bible verse text message from you? Did a cashier receive a dollar bill from you this week with “Jesus Loves You” written on it? Who prayed with you today?
How many will Finish Well with you?
“Lord, I know Your heart. I love people You love. Anoint my words with Your Spirit. Let the world hear You when I speak, so they heed the warnings, and we all Finish well …together.”
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