12 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. 13 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, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
God has a calling on each and everyone of our lives. Some of us are called to be teachers, some of us are called to be athletes, some of us are called to be doctors, and some of us are even called to be in ministry. God has set each of us apart and longs to use us in the area that he has for us. We as Gods people need to make a commitment to work toward the pathway that God has set for us.
Sometimes we as people look past God’s calling on our life and become distracted by ourselves. Each day we have the opportunity to aim toward something much bigger then ourselves. You have the opportunity to live a spirit filled life, and to become the individual that God has created you to be. We live Spirit filled lives by devoting ourselves to the cross everyday, getting captured into his biblical truth, asking for forgiveness, and becoming saturated in Gods love through talking to him. God does not care about the past; He is cares about the now, and you becoming the man or women he has created you to be.
Question: Are you letting yourselves get in the way for what God has a head for you? Is eternity the ultimate prize for you or the things of this world?