I recently had a conversation with a friend about finishing well in our lives. In our life we are watching a person who is not finishing the end of his life well. He is making poor choices and not resolving issues that need to be resolved.
We talked about how we (all people) didn't choose our parents, our childhood, or certain situations in our life, but we are in control of how we respond. Do we choose to let the past dictate our future, our current relationships, our walk with the Lord, and our over all attitude? Or have we released, let go, sought peace and resolution, forgave and dealt with whatever needs to be dealt with in order to run with perseverance.
(Again I think of Hebrews 12 verse 1b: let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us)
I look at this man and pray and mourn for not finishing well. For not walking through the "winter" season of his life with dignity, integrity, and boldness for Jesus.
How about you? Most of you are a long way off from finishing your time on earth, but do you think about how you want to finish this race well? What can help you now finish well?