“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” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
A confident future is best realized by living well in the present. As the apostle, Paul, looks back over his life; having endured beatings, stoning, being shipwrecked, and various other hardships, he does so with the satisfaction that through it all he has remained faithful in his commitment to Christ. Looking ahead to a likely death sentence, he does so with the confidence of what he knows is coming — a crown. Often it is in life that we must look past the pain of the moment to the prize at the end. Stay faithful and face your day with confidence. Your coronation is coming.