It’s all out WAR around here.

imagesBrackets are crumbling. Put downs are flying. I have never witnessed anything like this before.  Our daughter has challenged her Daddy to his fullest basketball prowess. I LOVE IT! Pops is in on the action, too. Even though he continues to turn his bracket in one day late year after year, everyone has decided to give him a senior advantage.

It no longer is about the favorite team winning. That ended last week. Now, it’s about winning the bracket. Bragging rights mean a lot around here. However, this year has been such a toss up. Teams that looked like they would advance to the next round ended up losing. Underdogs have stolen the game. It’s no wonder that Warren Buffett placed a safe bet in his $1 Billion Dollar Giveaway.

There’s something to be said about finishing well.

Playing strong all the way to the end. Not giving up or giving in. Leaving everything ya got out there on the court.

In much the same way, we are challenged by the Apostle Paul to finish well. Whether you realize it or not, your life is being poured into something. How do you spend your time? Where do you spend your money? What do you talk about with your friends?

What truly motivates you?

“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.” 2 Timothy 4:6-7

Are you going to finish this thing called life “being poured out? Are you giving God your all? Paul did. He gave God his everything. Rather than pursuing his own interests, his own happiness, his own dreams and desires, he surrendered his all.  He was spent. He gave every ounce he had pursuing and living for the glory of God.

I will end today with one of my husband’s favorite sayings, “I don’t think God put us here to be wasting our time.” Do you?

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