Pray To Finish Your Race
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV)
Jesus and Paul were finishers. They finished and fulfilled the work that they were called by God to do. If you want God to be very pleased with you, desire and pray to complete your God ordained assignment. Never quit or surrender to discouragement half way – be determined to complete.
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:24 NKJV)
Jesus came to show us the way and He is our example. He said, “my food is to do the will of God and finish His work.” What is your own food? Money, greed, lust, fame or pleasure? What do you desire most in this world? Is it to do the will of God and finish His work or is it how to attract blessings. Even pagans know how to deviously attract good things or “physical blessings” because that is the only thing that they seek. They do not care about God’s will. Good things or physical blessings are not evidence of God’s approval. The most physically blessed person is not the most righteous person.
Blessings are good and God will give good things to those who ask but they should not be your primary focus and hearts desire. Pleasing God should be our primary hearts desire because that is why we were created. If we seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all others things will be added to us.
Pray to always do the will of God and finish your assignment and calling in this life. That is why you were born. Everything else is definitely vanity and chasing the wind and shadows, because they will cease, one day. Everyone will realize this on the judgement day.