2 Timothy was the last letter written by the Apostle Paul. After giving a final charge to his son in the faith, Timothy, Paul writes these words “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 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 – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing”. 2 Timothy 4:6 – 8
The Apostle Paul certainly lived a life well-lived. A life well-lived is comprised of living each day without regrets and for the glory of God. This means we must live intentionally, always take advantage of the God-given opportunities we encounter. Ephesians 5:16 encourages us to “make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil”.
Mark Twain made the following statement: “20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the things you did do”. We all experience missed opportunities to do good and bless others.
The key to living a life well-lived is to focus on today. Seize each day, and fill it with love and laughter. Treasure each moment and opportunity to bless and encourage others, and as you do, some day you will be able to say along with the Apostle Paul: “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith”.