I wrote this post as comment on this post here and then added a verse (or two).
There’s a finish line
I hope I finish fine
A race set before me
Of which I know naught
I didn’t get to count the cost
Before I heard the shot
Now I run
That’s all I can, do.
What is this race I run for
What is the prize I run for
These are the thoughts that ping in my mind
Nevertheless, I seem to press on
Or the bull by the horns
Am I the master of my fate
In this race where no one finishes last.
Again, I saw under the sun
What the teacher had observed is indeed right
A race where no one finishes last
But no one knows where the finish line is
Press on, go on, but by all means
Check, what is the path you run on
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, – Hebrews 12:1 (ESV)