I don’t want to be a fool, but I know that I can be and have been! I want to finish well. I want my life to matter. I want to make a difference for God’s glory and Kingdom. In my heart, it has nothing to do with doing something great, so that I can do something great. It really is my hearts desire to serve God and do great things in His eyes and for His eyes. I want my life to bring Him glory, because He is worthy of glory!
As time flies by, I realize that I no longer have the physical skills, energy or ambition that I used to have. And it seems that no matter how in love I am with God, that there are persistent temptations knocking at my door, looking for the opportunity to wear me down and take me out.
I have lived enough years to discover that the enemy knows my weaknesses and seems to always have just the right temptation to dangle in front of me. I know myself well enough to know that in a moment of weakness, I could easily slip into sin, not wanting to and fighting every step of the way.
My peace, comfort and strength come from the reality that God will not allow me to be tempted beyond what I can bear and He will always provide a way of escape! If God allows me to grow old and gray, when I depart this earth and stand before Him, it is my hope that I will hear Him say “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
I know who I am and I know who I am not. I know what I need to do and look forward to getting it done today. I know that “God, who began a good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6)
I thank God for not giving up on or running out on me and pray that He will give me strength, wisdom and obedience to not give up or run out on Him! G3!