Not There Yet, Keep Pressing!
“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” Philippians 3:12,13 KJV
So many times we think we are there, that we have achieved something great. That we have made it to the “the best i can be” Sadly we are mistaken. We all are still works in progress. We are earthen vessels that at times think we do not need to go back into the fire. We tell ourselves and each other that we are perfect. We boost one’s self esteem and reflect on could have, should have and would have…but never did.
The Apostle Paul teaches simply don’t look at me and think i have already achieved perfection. I was chosen not because of anything that I have done. I do not tell myself or get the big head thinking I have made it. I must forget in order to press forward, I must forget so as not to allow my past success and/or failure keep me from my continued work, from my forward progress, from my pressing through and onward and that I must control my urge and desire to look back so as not to fall back.
Keep pressing and forget thinking you are all that and a bag of chips. Keep pressing to stay humble and obedient. Keep reaching to attain the perfect Will of God and do not assume that along the way you have made it or that you deserve special privileges or pass to not endure persecution.
~ in Him ~