KEEP BECOMINGOct 20, 2021 2021-10-09 17:11
Read: PHILIPPIANS 3:12–18
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me” (Philippians 3:12).
You are a work in progress. You need to keep moving towards perfection because you must realise your full potential to become all you were created for. You must finish your race. God has declared the end of your life. He knows who you are meant to be. And who you are meant to become is a solution to someone’s problem. If you do not become this person, you will be robbing them of the blessing they would have gotten.
Jesus Christ came to this world to die on the cross for our sins. Through His death and resurrection, we obtain salvation. Against all odds, He set His face on this goal. He did not stop until He died on the cross. Just before His death, He declared that it was finished, and then He rose on the third day. If he did not die and rise again, salvation would have eluded mankind. “And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” (1 Corinthians 15:17).
You are on a journey on this earth and there is an assignment for you to accomplish. You must keep going until you become all you were created to be and complete your assignment. Myles Munroe is quoted as saying, “the richest place on earth is the graveyard”. Many people die and are buried with their assignments still in the wombs of their destinies, thereby robbing the world. Refuse to be amongst this group. Choose rather to die empty. Here’s what Paul the apostle said:
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 3:12–14
Why not adopt this mindset going forward.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.