Of all the lessons you’ve taught me,
There is one that has remained
In all this,
Keep your eyes on the finishing tape,
Never let your eyes wander,
But focus on the finishing line.
There is reward at the end,
Not for running along with others,
But for finishing well,
And finishing strong.
There are others who have finished
The race ahead of you.
They are cheering you like a cloud of witnesses
From all around.
Look at their faith,
Learn from their perseverance,
They finished strong in spite of troubles and trials;
For they endured the race,
Looking steadily at the Invisible One,
The Rewarder of those who finish strong!