Thursday's Thought

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Thursday, January 14, 2007

Forgetting the Past, Reaching Forward

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14


not having laid hold of it yet

Life goes on...the race is not over...the goal has not been reached.

The one thing I do

The present is now; the only time we can do anything is today.

forgetting the past

Whatever was done in the past cannot be changed: be it good or bad. To wallow in self-pity over misdeeds of the past, or to engage in boastful pride of things done, will have an adverse effect on how you live today.

Press on to the goal

Learn from your past actions: have those worthy of praise stimulate you to do more of the same; have those deserving condemnation prod you to abstain from repeating them.

Upward call of God in Christ Jesus

Living for Jesus may not be easy, but the prize is out-of-this-world.

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