Not that I have already attained,[a] or am already perfected; but I press on,
that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well
on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out
Philippians 3:12 (MSG)
The Apostle Paul is a perfect example of someone who ran his race in a relentless pursuit, full of passion, determination, commitment, perseverance and purpose. The words, “I press on” and “I am well on my way” speak about starting something or to continue doing something in a determined way, often despite problems. Paul was focused on pursuing the one who pursued him first. If there’s someone who knows about obstacles and challenges, that would be the Apostle Paul and despite his hardships, giving up was never an option for him. He possessed a WHATEVER IT TAKES MENTALITY! In Phil. 3:13-14 we read how Paul determined himself to go forward, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Our perseverance is key, our continued consistency is what will lead us to fulfill the call of God and never forgetting that He has great plans for our lives! For this reason we can’t live passive lives and do ministry as usual, we must continue to press on giving the Lord our everything. It will take a lot of determination, will and desire to move forward, but it’s only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can move forward with passion and momentum!
I’m certain of one thing, that if we seek and pursue the Lord like never before during our 40 day fast, He will be faithful to fuel our passion, commitment, determination, perseverance and vision to continue to run our race relentlessly until we obtain our prize!
In His Service,
Expansion of VO Leadership to rise up and take their place
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