*2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.*
Paul is a great example of finishing well in life's journey. Paul did not start out so well. He was a persecutor of Christians. But God gave him the great opportunity and he became a believer in Christ Jesus. He finished well at the end. "End of a thing is better than the beginning thereof."
Paul encouraged Timothy to discharge the duties of his ministry with full mind of finishing well at the end. Paul focused on the eternal, not the temporary. He understands that our hope is not found in this life or in anything in it.
Life is a journey, is not about how far, but how well. We need to be pursuing life's journey with an eye to the finishing. We are successful in our journey not by finishing first, but by finishing well.
If we are going to finish well, we need to keep our focus as well like Paul did. Keeping our focus on the eternal is what is going to enable us to take the steps that are required for finishing well. We must persevere. We must fight the good fight. We need to keep our faith strong - by spending time with God on prayer and devotions, reading his word and meditating on it.
It is only by God's grace that we can finish well. We are not going to be able to finish well in our own strength. We need His strength to finish well in this life.
Beloved, the journey of life is too tough and rugged. It is not an easy road, but we will journey through it victoriously. Finishing well must be our landmark. As a soldier of the Cross, always have your mind on the glorious crown. Divine finishing is your portion Amen