Toby Keith sings a country song called “I Ain’t As Good As I Once Was!” which is a reminder to us all that getting older means that we don’t have the skill or energy that we used to have. As the years march on, it is a very painful thing to realize that I’m not as good as I once was. I don’t have what I used to have and I can’t do what I used to could do.
I am faced with persistent temptations that the enemy brings my way to try to depress me, weaken my resolve and beat down my spirit. I don’t want to fail, I want to experience success, now more than I ever have, but where the spirit is willing, the flesh is weak.
I want to finish well! There is a follow-up line in Toby’s song, it says: “But I’m as good once as I ever was!” I want to be strong and stand against the schemes of the evil one. I want to finish strong in my walk of faith. If the Lord allows me to become old and gray, then on that day when I meet Him face to face, I would love to hear Him say: “Well Done Good And Faithful Servant!”
The bottom line is: “God who began a good work in you, will continue that work within you until it is finally finished here on this earth, at which time Jesus will return to take you to your Heavenly reward!” Philippians 1:6
Hang in there, stay faithful and give it all you’ve got!