Philippians 3:13 — My friends, I don’t feel I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead (CEV).
There are three things I want to point out to you from this passage:
1. No matter how far we’ve come, we have not arrived yet. There is still ground to be taken and victories to be won. Keep moving forward.
2. There are two different kinds of “stuck” people: Those who hope the past doesn’t repeat itself and others who hope it does. We have to be willing to leave behind both the good and the bad of yesterday, in order to embrace today and look forward to tomorrow.
3. Don’t be intimidated by the struggle that accompanies forging ahead. Some people never grow or go because they’re too comfortable. The effort it takes pales in comparison to the prize that awaits.
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