“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:12-14 NIV
Imagine all the times the apostle Paul was asked, “What are the most thrilling things that have happened since that day you met Jesus on the road to Damascus?”
Yes, there were historic times that he experienced, but he was emphatic that the most exciting season was right then and in the future. The apostle Paul certainly didn’t focus on his past:
• He dealt with yesterday by “forgetting what is behind.”
• He turned toward tomorrow by “straining toward what is ahead.”
• He applied himself today by pressing “toward the goal.”
What about you? Has your life become a history book, or is it a living journal with pages waiting to record the amazing details of today and tomorrow?
There are many who, instead of building a strong foundation for their lives, choose to live in a world of fantasy.
Through spending time in God’s Word and in His presence, you can discover His extraordinary vision for your future. Organize your life around it, and remove the distractions the enemy seeks to place in your way.
An extraordinary, victorious vision begins as you surrender daily to Him, praying, studying His Word and listening to the Designer of all your dreams, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV).