Gaze Forward and Only Glance Back
Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14, AMP)
We are doing a study on running the race, as we study Philippians 3:12-14. If you would like to read the first devotional in this series, you can click here and you can find the second one by clicking here.
The first essential needed for running the race is a dissatisfaction with your current walk. A desire to want more and strive for more in Christ. The second essential for running the race is Devotion. We must simplify our devotion and dedicate our lives to a Kingdom purpose!
This week we will talk about the third essential needed for running the race.