Philippians 3:14 – I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Yesterday, last week, last month and last year is gone. It is time to move forward. It is time to press toward the goal to win the prize which God has already given to us. It is time to forget the past and move forward in the future with God. In other words, it is time to keep it moving! No looking and no turning back!
We need to lift up our eyes to our God in Heaven and let Him show us what He has planned for our lives.
God, through the Apostle Paul is calling us to let go of the past. Let’ listen to what Paul said concerning his past. Philippians 3:13 – Brothers, I, for my part, do not think of myself as having yet gotten hold of it; but one thing I do: forgetting what is behind me and reaching forward toward what lies ahead.
Scripture declares in Psalm 37:23 “Steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and he delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down for the Lord upholds him with his hand”.
Paul says we are to reach for those things which are before us. We only do that by refocusing our thinking on God’s word, which in return refocus our vision to God’s vision for our lives.
As people of God, we are to advance the kingdom. How do we do that? By our example of continual faith and belief in God’s Word and by faith, pressing forward with God and His Word.
Spiritual growth can only be obtained in the stretch beyond what is our comfort zone.
There is a Prize to be Won! We are exhorted to run the race in 1 corinthians 9:24 – Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
We must keep pressing forward. Why? Looking back is not an option for the believer.
Remember Lot’s wife? she looked back and turned to a pillar of salt.
Can we honestly say that we are putting forth every effort to reach the goal? Remember, there is a prize to be won. Will you win? It is up to you! With God on our side, we can make it. Philippians 4:13-I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
REMEMBER: Keep pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. There is a prize to be won. Keep it moving forward becasue looking back is not an option for you.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for giving you the patience to stay in the race and the strength to be able to run it.
I love you all with the love of Christ.