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.
As I wake up this morning I am totally focused on what lies ahead: our move to the Carolinas and what needs to be packed, tossed or donated.
It’s as if God knew I’d need to hit the deck running..
lest I lay down in my now empty nest
all depressed just contemplating “my feathers.”
This is how we are meant to live; unshackled from the sins and regrets of the past and released from the longing for it…
always leaning forward, eager to fulfill our destinies in Christ.