I’ve Gone the Last Mile of the Way

Posted by Matt on March 13th, 2010 filed in character, Faith, Leadership, life, love, Manners, relationships, Your Thought Life

The other day I was working out on the elliptical at Gold’s gym. I was about 38 minutes into an hour run and was really struggling to finish. I was just about to talk myself out of it when a song that was one of my father’s favorites came to mind. It is called The Last Mile of the Way. It has nothing to do with working out, but it pulled me through. I fought back tears in that room. Luckily, I was in the Cinema room where it is very dark and a movie is playing during your workout.

When you look at the lyrics, it becomes clear that the author wanted to communicate that we should finish strong. You should stick to what you are called to do all the way to the end. It was the creed of my father.

Finish Strong

Finish Strong


One of the traits that people loved about my dad was that if he said he would do something…he did it. He was a great finisher. My father was one that wanted to help people understand that a life with Christ was better than without. I know that he received his joy when he went on to Heaven. His entire life was a testament of love, hope, forgiveness, passion, and faith.

How about you? Do you finish everything you start? If you do not finish, you are short-changing yourself and others around you. You will never see true success. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:10- “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”

Become a person that is known to do what you commit to. Breakthrough the tough spots and just like Nike says “JUST DO IT!”

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