“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” –2 Timothy 4: 7(NIV)
These words are really and intensely extraordinary to be able to say at the end of your life. To me, they represent success. These words truly represent a peace of mind and serenity. They are saying, though I’m facing death in the eye, I have no regrets, I did what I had to do and what I was meant to do.
I fought the good fight – I fought for my life; I fought for my dreams; I fought for my goals; I fought for my good health; I fought for my ideals; I fought for what was right and I fought for my family. I did not run away from any of my responsibilities.
I fought for a good career that would bless my family and the world; I fought to protect my company – I treated it with utmost respect and as if it I was my very own (if not my own). I had the fighting spirit until now, the end.
I chose to fight because I had realised that there was no substitute for it. I learned that there was no stature in the world that was ever erected to the most Complainer, Blamer, Criticizer, so, these never bring good results but instead makes them worse and even make you sick and die early.
If you want something valuable in this life, you’ve got to fight for it. The writer (Apostle Paul) of these intense words continues by saying, “Not did I only fight the good fight, I also finished the race and I kept the faith.” Wow, here, he is saying, fighting the good fight requires Faith that things are going to be better at the end so, you’ve to finish what you started. Do not just stroll or tip-toe through life, fight like crazy and keep the faith.
Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of three books (You Are Born to Win, Your Dream is Calling You and SWITCH ON!), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velindaba.com and 083 304 9773