”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing” -2 Tim. 4: 6, 7.
The ultimate goal of every Christian is to make heaven after our sojourn here earth. We hope for that blessed place of rest where will be no tears but pleasures forevermore. This is the will of God towards His children.
However, we must be overcomers in the battles of life in order to reign with Christ. We must not allow anything to weaken or distract us from our tasks. Many a times, we allow the devil to have his way in our lives. God did not desire this to happen. Instead He wants to build a glorious and holy church- not a church decimated by Satan’s machinations. As Christians, we must not look for any other thing than to focus on the race that is set before us. ”No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life…” (1 Tim. 2: 4). We must make our calling and election sure. We must fulfill the prophecies which went before us.
Instead of allowing the devil to deceive us with worldly glory, we should strive to be the person God wants us to be. We must preach the Word of God to the dying world. We are in the perilous times, and the powers of darkness are out to drag as many people as they can to destruction. We must intercede for men and nations. We are commanded to ”do the work of an evangelist…” (2 Tim. 4: 5). The Holy Spirit is moving mightily in the earth at this time, convicting people of their sins. We must allow God to use us to bring these souls unto Himself.
However, we must be careful about the way we live our lives. Remember the words of Jesus in Matt. 7: 22, 23 that many would tell Him how they had labored for Him, but they will be turned into the lake of fire because they were not careful with their lives. We, like Apostle Paul, must keep our bodies, and bring it into subjection, so that when we have preached to others, we ourselves would not be a castaway (1 Cor. 9: 27)./p>
We must finish our course in this world before we receive our crown. We must be good soldiers of Christ. How we live our lives here on earth will determine where we’ll spend eternity. Dear reader, are you following God’s will for your life or you are being tossed around by Satan’s whims and caprices? Think about your life!!! Its more important than anything in the world.
P.S. Perhaps you have not given your life to Christ or have not surrendered your all to Him, cry out from your heart for God’s mercy and forgiveness. We are at the time of God’s grace, and its running out. The world is coming to an end, and only those who the Lord recognises as His own would escape the tribulations that is about to come upon the earth. Confess your sins before Him with a sincere heart. He is willing to forgive you and restore you to Himself.
GOD BLESS YOU!