“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us,” (Philippians 3:12-14).
As children of God, our goals are to know Christ and to be like Christ, and to be all that Christ would have us to be, putting on His mind, taking on His ways, following His example of servanthood which He modeled for us.
Always remember, Christ is your hope. He is your salvation, and in Him, you are a new creation. Do NOT live in your past because if you live in your past, you won’t be able to move into your future. God has plans for you. So run the race with your eyes fixed on Christ. Press into God through prayer, and allow the Holy Spirit to empower you. The Lord will reveal to you what you need to change and show you what you need to do and what you should be.
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need,” (Matthew 6:33).
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are my All in All, My Everything. You have redeemed me and bought me with a price. You healed and saved me. My past is behind, and I will go on into the future You have for me because You, O God, have ordained my steps and have plans to give me hope and a future. Thank You for the work You have done in me and for the continued work You are doing in my life. Thank You for saving me and setting me free to do Your will and to walk in the purpose You have created me for. Let Your Holy Spirit have His way in my life and fill me with all of You, O God, until there is nothing left of self. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Linda A. Knowles