What drives me? At the end of last year, a friend asked me that.
Two things drive me.
1: I know that somewhere out there, something, someone is also preparing.
That thing or person is my enemy.
It is working, training, planning and preparing to meet me on the battlefield of life[i]. I don’t know when. I don’t know where. But I know that at some point we will meet[ii].
I want to be ready. Ready mentally. Ready physically. Ready emotionally. Ready spiritually.
2: Simply this. Those who have finished the fight.
My father, mother, and brother. Who all fought the fight. Who took the field and at great cost slew their enemies to the glory of God
But not just them. Hundreds more. Thousands more. A great cloud of witnesses. Men and women who fought and gave their lives as martyrs so that I could have a Bible and know Who God is and know true freedom[iii].
For them, I will make every day, every minute and every second count.
But mostly, for Jesus Christ who died that I might live a free life, I live to honour His and their sacrifice.
A life worthy of the price that Christ uniquely paid for me, and that they paid for me, for us.
I don’t want to let them down