June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Jan 19, 2010

Pressing Towards the Goal

“Do you ever noticed that when everything is going well time goes by quickly and it’s those days when you’re experiencing difficulties that seem so long and drawn out?” A friend recently asked me.

Simple question… but I’d never really thought about it that way.

It got me to thinking, looking back at 2009 which period seemed never ending and which period just went by in an instant? Sadly, that the periods that dragged by comes to mind more quickly…

Why is that?

In reading through an old journal I found these words I wrote, somehow they still seemed appropriate.

Pressing toward the Goal

13 .…but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14 NLT (emphasis mine )
Forgetting the past… (Am I focusing too much on the past?)

Looking forward to what lies ahead… (Am I focusing on the good in life?)

I press… (What goal am I pressing towards?)

In this scripture the Apostle Paul lets us know that unless we forget and let go of the past we are not able to advance in Christ. Advancement comes when we are so focused on what is in front of us we leave ourselves no time to worry about the past and allow it to control what we do.

Jesus wants to be the biggest thing in our lives, not what happened five or ten years ago or even yesterday…

My journal Dec 28, 2002


Warren Baldwin said...

Good reminder to reassesses our goals and purposes, refocus if we must, and set our hearts, minds and directions on Jesus. Good post.

Denise said...

Awesome reminder, love you sweetie.

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Bernadine. I think that is the biggest issue that we sometimes focus too often on the past and don't look ahead :)

Thank you for the great reminder to press on forward toward the goal.

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