FOCUS: 4:7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
For this week, we hear Paul in 2 Timothy stressing we must we need to be grounded in God’s Word. This will keep us growing and connected to God with sound doctrine, and will give us the strength and endurance too continue our race. In verse 4:7, Paul tells us what his life has been focused on in order to obtain eternal life.
Paul focused on seeking God’s perspective as we seek eternal life through God. This can be easily missed when we get caught up in the daily issues and routines. Toward this crown of righteousness, Paul challenges us in verse 7.
- fought: Paul states God was always by his side.
- finish: He has finished and completed God’s purpose and plan for his life.
- faith: Paul kept the faith.
In our lives we may not always understand or see God’s big plan or purpose. We get lost in the craziness of our daily living. Our craziness has just been disrupted recently with the Covid-19 virus that has kept us isolated at home for a number of weeks. Everyone’s routine is off, kids are home, spouses may all be home, initial toilet paper hoardings and many were very nervous. God is never surprised. He has this, and He still has us and is with us. God sees the big picture and is in control even when we may not understand. As Paul kept His faith through His many trials, he is a great example of someone who fought, finished and remained faithful to God. His faith remained strong. Spend some time in prayer this week. Pray about some current trial you are in and remember that God has the bigger perspective, and He is still in control. What current trial has you feeling down?