2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
For a finisher, quitting is never an option, they see possibilities and not problems and consistently look for workarounds rather than allow themselves to get stuck. Adapt the mindset of a finisher.
The life of Paul is a great example of what it is to be a finisher. The first mindset we can identify with Paul as a finisher is that quitting was never an option. The fact is, he had to deal with attempts on his life, being imprisoned, shipwrecked and being bitten by a viper. But none of these were reasons for him to give up because giving up was never an option. That mindset was evident in him declaring, “be not weary in well doing” in Galatians 6:9.
The second mindset of a finisher is that Paul kept his eyes on the possibilities and not on the past problems. If Paul had kept dwelling on the problems that he faced, it could have dented his confidence and prevented him from taking any further action towards his purpose. So rather than focusing on the past problems, as a finisher, Paul kept his eyes on the possibilities. It is that thought process that caused him to say in Philippians 3:13 forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. Paul kept looking ahead. Where you look is the direction that you will go in.
The third mindset of Paul as a finisher is that he looked for workarounds. Being imprisoned could have prevented or hindered him from preaching the gospel. Rather than allow that to happen, he used his pen and paper as tools to build the kingdom of God by writing letters to the churches.
The only surety of you winning is by being a finisher. There is no guarantee that the path to your purpose, dream or promise will come without obstacles. You will just have to make up your mind that you will finish no matter what.
Life Application: Purpose to never quit by seeing possibilities and constantly identifying workarounds.
Prayer: Lord, give me the strength to finish what was started in me. In Jesus name, amen.