“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 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
As children of God, our goals are to know Christ and to be like Christ, and to be all that Christ would have us to be, putting on His mind, taking on His ways, following His example of servanthood which He modeled for us.
Always remember, Christ is your hope. He is your salvation, and in Him, you are a new creation. Do NOT live in your past because if you live in your past, you won’t be able to move into your future. God has plans for you. So run the race with your eyes fixed on Christ. Press into God through prayer, and allow the Holy Spirit to empower you. The Lord will reveal to you what you need to change and show you what you need to do and what you should be.
He loves you, and He has great plans for you. <> “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” -Matthew 6:33
Much love to you all,
Linda A. Knowles
Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.