01. See yourself as a finisher! Have a vision of the finish line. You must see it by the eyes of faith before it comes to pass. I love this verse in 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” The good fight is a fight that finishes. Another verse that has taught me how to fight a good fight to finish is found in 1 Thessalonians 1:3, “We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” Did you catch these three keys?
1. Work by faith, go after the finish line even if you can see it with your natural eyes, and see it through the eyes of faith. Obey the voice of the Lord. You are His sheep. He is your shepherd, you know His voice, the voice of a stranger you will not hear!
2. Do everything you do in love. Love never fails! Our labor must always be prompted by His love that He gives us.
3. Endurance is inspired by hope in Jesus! A key to having power to survive the decades is to never loose hope in Christ Jesus!
We all win or lose by the way we choose. I choose to commit to being effective over the long haul. I want rely on pass accomplishments I press forward! I choose to do whatever I need to do to possess power to last. Never become weary in well doing. Remember Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”