KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
Apostle Paul besides the many revelations that the Holy Spirit gave to him, also made certain statements that carries so much insight for living a victorious life.
In verse 13 he stated that he does not claim he is perfect or have arrived but he forget those things which are past. This statement has been referred to by a number motivational speakers yet it carries a very deep spiritual truth. Every man no matter your achievements and success needs to keep succeeding and advancing your cause. Winning and succeeding adds up to your life. The moment one stops winning, succeeding or triumphing, his life begins to depreciate.
There is always a glow in the eyes of all who are making strides in life. The Victories they are having give a sparkle to their life. Never stop advancing and making exploits.
Apostle Paul said he does one thing. This one thing has two parts. They are forgetting those things which are behind and striving ahead. It involves even those as you failed. They must all be put aside. The statement “I forget” does not mean forget in the sense of absolute neglect, rather it means put them aside. It also means I refuse to let them occupy me. It can restrict or obstruct you from moving forward so you need to put them aside and get on to higher heights.
Apostle Paul said; I press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” There is a place in God that most of us have not known. There is and are places of deep encounter that is barren to most of us. He says I press towards. Paul had a desire, DESIRE IS THE VEHICLE TO ACHIEVEMENT Press in prayer, press in studying the word, press in fasting, press in meditating on the scriptures, press in making sacrificial giving and press in proclaiming your faith to win the lost. It means discomforting yourself. It also means making sacrifices. Note: No pain, No gain. There is no success for the lazy man. There is the need for great diligence. Fear of failure must not be entertained in this affair. Pressing always comes against some oppositions, some barriers, and some people who may not agree with you. He presses towards the mark for the prize. Prizes are not won by sleeping, eating and snoring. Prizes are won on the field of competition. The first demand to win is the right attitude to win.
Get that attitude and go into the field of competition and win.
I am born a winner. I keep moving and never satisfied with what I have. I will keep moving and keep advancing.
John 9:4 ” I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”.
1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.