“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
When all you’ve known is a life of destructive habits, destructive mindsets, and destructive environments, it can be very difficult to see yourself living a victorious life in God. Because you can’t picture it, you need God to teach you how to live. If you don’t reach forward into fulfilling your purpose, you will default to who you once were. It is a fear of the unknown that holds us back and hinders many believers from pursuing God with reckless abandonment. What does it look like for you to overcome and let Him have His way in you? What great things are you capable of doing for God’s kingdom when you focus all of your attention on Him.
There are gifts and callings that have been given by God and not taken back. You have not even scratched the surface of every vision and purpose that God has for you to receive. You have only tasted a small portion of the kind of life He wants to give you. Go hard after God. Refuse to turn back in fear. Don’t fear the success God has waiting for you. “Your fruit will remain and You will bring Me great glory,” God says. “It is My desire that you bear much fruit. It is My plan that you experience My fullness. Don’t hold back the gifts I have placed in you. Don’t fear the path I have laid in front of you. Don’t fear walking through the open door. Pursue Me with all of your heart. I want to be found by you. Embraced by you, and glorified in and through your life.”
Prayer: Thank You God. I am speechless at Your love for me. You love me and I humbled. All I’ve known is a destructive life. Help me not turn back in fear to what’s familiar. Help me reach forward and press toward the prize of the high calling of You in Christ Jesus. Help me God. Teach me how to live. Be glorified in me. In Jesus name, Amen.