Summary: The road to victory may depend greatly upon the right halftime adjustments.
Have you considered the time as it relates to your life? In our text, Paul viewed his life from past to present. It was a kind of halftime assessment of his life. H e realized that he had accomplished much but the prize remained before him. In this halftime assessment, Paul decided to forget the negatives of the past and press for the future in Christ Jesus. Great teams make good halftime adjustment; they may perform poorly in the first half but come out a new team in the second. I believe that life is that same way; but unlike football we don’t know at what point we’re at our halftime. Age has no relevance; since we don’t know how long our lives will be. We must observe to learn from all things. Let us consider the following:
I. We Must Assess the Time We Have Left. (Number our days)
II. We Must Analyse the Game of Life. (The Avenue of approach)
III. We Must Acknowledge Our Failure. (Forget them with the intent of not repeating them)
IV. We Must Adjust Our Plays. (Maybe we should shout less and pray more)
V. We Must Accelerate Our Efforts. (We must press for the prize)
VI. We Must Check Our Appetite. (We must hunger to serve our Lord)
VII. We Must Conduct An Appraisal of the Prize. (The goal makes the toil worthwhile)
Conclusion: Halftime is pivital in achieving victory. What time is in your life?
May God Bless and Keep You
Pastor Rodney L. Johnson Sr.,
Historic Bethlehem Baptist Church
Hahnville, LA. 70057