Day 31: Press Toward the Mark, Philippians 3:13-14

Your Daily Dose

Theme: Press Toward The Mark

Scripture : Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do,

forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things

which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God

in Christ Jesus.

Points To Ponder

I purposely saved this scripture for the last day because I want to leave you with

this message. You have to quit blaming your past for your present. You have to

quit telling others and yourself why you can’t be all that you wanted to be

because SOMEONE ELSE did something to you when you were young..

GET over it and GET ON with your life.

Yes…they hurt you.

Yes…they deserve to rot in hell.

But…they don’t deserve to still control you all of these years later.

That’s on you.

You have given them control to stop the possibilities and hopes of the future.

Paul says here—FORGET those THINGS!

And REACH FORWARD to those wonderful things that are right before you!

And PRESS—that means STRETCH until it hurts—that HIGH!

Press toward the MARK – that place that God wants you to get in HIM that shows

you are mature!

When it says “Be ye perfect, as your Father in Heaven is perfect”

That word perfect= mature spiritually

Part of maturing spiritually is growing up and quit blaming others for who you

choose to be today!

Yes—YOU choose who you are today!

So…take a moment…

Consider all the good in your life…all the opportunities to LIVE a full life!

Now ask yourself—why would you let anybody keep you from that?

So…if this is the last time you listen to me…

GO GET YOUR LIFE that Christ meant for you to live!

Press-Stretch- Push toward the Mark that Jesus created just for you!

And be the BEST you that you can be!

Dare to Dream…

But don’t just dream…

WORK your DREAM!

Put Feet to your faith…

But you have to

Work your dream!

God has given you so much and designed a wonderful life just for you!

But…no one can live that life for you…

It requires you to WANT it Enough that you will FIGHT for it!

And that all starts with... Forgetting those things that are in the past!

You will live an abundant life IF you can let go of the hurts of your past.

The BEST Revenge is a life WELL lived!

It’s all up to you!

Will you press toward the mark?

He has it all waiting for you—you just gotta decide to LIVE!

There’s only one way to live—without regrets!

Won’t you regret all the years you chose to give up AFTER you could be free?

Nothing sadder than an open birdcage but the bird is still inside the cage!

If you never remember anything else I’ve said…

There is a Prize for pressing toward the mark…

It’s a life well lived in Christ Jesus!

And I can promise—there is NOTHING better!

I wish you well—I’ve done it—so can you!

If you want it bad enough!

Let’s Pray Together

Lord Jesus, help me let go of the pain of the past. Please free me from the control

I still give those who once controlled me. Help me to decide this day that I will

Stretch to grab for that mark you have waiting for me so I can live the wonderful

life you meant for me to live. It’s all up to me, and today…

I choose YOU!

I love you, Lord—with your help—I can do this!

Amen