Read Paul's words in Philippians 3:12-16 as a call for action…deliberate, immediate, and personal involvement.
God has chosen to leave us on earth to proclaim the Good News to a lost and hurting world.
Even when it appears someone has achieved success overnight, it’s usually the result of persistence and perseverance. Whatever the task is, stay at it!
There’s no quick trick to success. It’s through day-to-day living and working that we achieve our dreams and goals.
Unrealistic expectations are nothing more than the temptation to be perfect and to expect it from others. Rather than looking at what isn’t done perfectly, focus instead on what has been accomplished.
Are you the worrying type—fearful of the possibilities tomorrow may hold but also grieving mistakes of the past? As we stand at the beginning of a new year, we must admit that we can’t predict the future and we can’t change the past. Trying to do either is a waste of time and energy. Learn from Philippians 3 and Hebrews 12 how to keep your eyes focused on Jesus and run your race of faith today.
Paul boasted—at least until he met the Lord on a dusty road to Damascus. After that, all of his achievements he considered as “rubbish.”