Onward and Upward

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, God will reveal that also to you. Only lets us hold true to what we have attained. – Philippians 3:13-16 (ESV)

Press onward, my friend. Press through the pain. Press through the doubt. Press through the opposition.

Press upward, my friend. Keep your eyes on the prize. Press upward toward the kingdom of God, seeking Him first.

Press forward, my friend. Don’t get caught up in the past. Don’t hold on to the hurts, the sorrows, the losses, the mistakes, the missteps, the misfortunes of the past. Don’t let what used to be trip you up. Remember Lot’s wife. Don’t look back.

Strain forward. Cling to God’s truth. Stay in God’s Word. Rest in God’s peace. Praise God for His greatness. Thank God for His faithfulness. Trust in God’s grace. Revel in God’s love.

Press onward, my friend. Pray. Focus. Run the race The Lord has set before you. The results aren’t our responsibility. God is in control. God strengthens us that we may endure.

You are greatly loved, dear ones. Sleep well tonight. Rest in God. You have another leg of the race to run tomorrow.

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