There is no greater joy for any of us, in the final analysis, than knowing hat we have done God’s will, that we have pleased Him, that we have been true to His Word, to His love, and that we have responded in kind to His grace and commitment to us. If we keep these things in mind, it helps to stabilize our Christian life, gives us a real purpose and joy in simply being and saying and doing what He has planned for us. And that is a joy that will be ours for all eternity. Anything that violates this brings us temporary pleasure but lasting remorse.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."