Yet, my brothers, I do not consider myself to have “arrived”, spiritually, nor do I consider myself already perfect. But I keep going on, grasping ever more firmly that purpose for which Christ grasped me. My brothers, I do not consider myself to have fully grasped it even now. But I do concentrate on this: I leave the past behind and with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead I go straight for the goal—my reward the honour of being called by God in Christ. Phil 3:12-14 Phillips Translation
This so aptly describes my hearts cry right now. I may not be perfect yet, but I’m yielded. I’m all in for the cause of Christ. Hands raised outward, pushing back all fears and hinderances and I’m pressing on.
No matter what my future holds, it’s been planned in advance by my Father who loves me. I can trust Him even when it doesn’t make sense and my promise seems far away. It’s still a part of His design and plans and so I keep going.
From beginning to end, from my first breath to my last, He has captured my heart in His hands. On my best day or my worst day, my focus is firmly planted on His face so that I won’t stray from the purpose He has for me.
Available. That’s my prayer this morning. I’m available for your virtue to flow from me into others. To be Your hands in healing, Your arms in loving and Your voice of encouragement. To fan the embers in the hearts of men and women everywhere whose embers have died out.
Keep going! Just a little bit further and it will be over. Your reward is so close so don’t give up now.