We are living in a day when many Christians are victoriously finishing the course. However, at times believers will not complete a call or job that they have started. When tests come, they quit. There are those who put their hand to the plow, but take steps backwards as the pressures of this life come against their spiritual progress.
One reason a Christian might not finish well is that he does not forsake unrighteous thoughts. The believer must come to a place where he thinks what God thinks (2). He must be honest with the Lord and repent from thoughts that are not godly. This means that a believer must go beyond just appreciating what God says, he must actually allow it to possess him in his mind. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3). This person will have a peace that does not change regardless of the depths of adversity that attack it.
Jesus taught the disciples to pray “lead us not into temptation ” (Matthew 6:13a), so they would not be overcome by the pressures of trials and testing that they faced each day. The Prince of Peace desires to give His people a peace that passes all understanding. He wants to possess you with a rest that will help you all of your life. “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (I Thessalonians 5:24). God will give you His peace to finish what He has called you to do.