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Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead


A new year has started. Whenever something new happens people are excited and they have expectations of something good or better happening in their life. In some cases what we expect happen and in most of the cases what we hope or expect doesnot happen. People make lot of new year resolutions and sometimes fails to keep it even for 1 month. But life still goes on and on.


I want to bring your attention to a verse from the Bible. It’s taken from Philippians 3 and verses 12-14
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, 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, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


Here the writer of this book Paul says that he wants to forget what is behind and wants to move ahead towards the goal to win the prize for which God Called him. Many times we get blogged down by the things which happened in the past. We are unable to move beyond certain things. Sometimes it may be the hurts, bad things which happened in our life etc. Sometimes it can be our achievements. When we read that entire chapter Paul express three desires.

They are :-

  • I want to know Christ
  • I want to be like Christ
  • I want to be all Christ had in mind for me

In this new year lets make it our goal. Let’s forget what we are supposed to forget and move ahead. The call and the promises of our God in each persons life is big. If we allow ourself to be caught up in old things then we won’t be able to achieve it.

Lets strain towards what lies ahead and press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.


May God Bless You and Have a Blesses Year 2008!

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