Tell that to Marcos Ambrose, who dominated today’s race in Montreal only to jump the curb on the final lap – his only mistake in the four hour race. As a result he lost a race he had coveted for two years. It was unbelievable!

It does matter how we finish, doesn’t it? Marcos’ loss today reminded me of what Paul said in terms of our finishing the faith “race”:

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7,8

One “curb hop” in our final lap will not knock us out of contention for the reward, but how we fight the faith on our daily journey, and how we finish it? It matters.

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