Pin It Now! 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. Philippians 3:13-14

We may have many new year's resolutions which is all good. Just also wanted to remind you about fixing our eyes on the ultimate goal - the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!

Barne's Notes on the Bible says it all beautifully:
 One running to secure the prize would not stop to look behind him to see how much ground he had run over, or who of his competitors had fallen or lingered in the way. He would keep his eye steadily on the prize, and strain every nerve that he might obtain it. If his attention was diverted for a moment from that, it would hinder his flight, and might be the means of his losing the crown. So the apostle says it was with him. He looked onward to the prize. He fixed the eye intently on that. It was the single object in his view, and he did not allow his mind to be diverted from that by anything - not even by the contemplation of the past. He did not stop to think of the difficulties which he had overcome, or the troubles which he had met, but he thought of what was yet to be accomplished.
It is easy to lose track of our goal with the overwhelming demands of the day to day life. It takes extra efforts on our parts to refocus on the goal and continue the race. Once again I wish to quote Barne's notes for conclusion:
 A man will accomplish little who allows his mind to be distracted by a multiplicity of objects. A Christian will accomplish nothing who has not a single great aim and purpose of soul. That purpose should be to secure the prize, and to renounce everything that would be in the way to its attainment. Let us then so live that we may be able to say, that there is one great object which we always have in view, and that we mean to avoid everything which would interfere with that.
1 Response
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for this. You reminded me that the Word tells us to stay focused, never losing sight of our goal in Christ. My coffee talk with Him was just what I needed.

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