Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14
Ahhh, now doesn’t that scripture just put a smile on your face? Just to know that you can forget the things in the past that keep you down and keep you from achieving your goals, and instead press forward toward all of the amazing things that God has in store for you? It’s definitely a ‘work in progress’ for all of us, for we are
not perfect, BUT we must remain faithful that if we keep our eye on that prize, then one day, it will be ours!
I can definitely relate to this more so recently because it’s already week three of the Abs and More Challenge! Can you believe it? Just two weeks ago, I began yet another journey to become healthier and more fit in so many ways. I have grown drastically so much already in this little amount of time; pushing my body harder in many ways and challenging myself mentally to remain focused. (Just for fun, above and below are some pictures of some of my favorite food choices/snacks during the challenge!)
I constantly remind myself and my fellow challengers of how fast time goes by and how we will soon all be feeling a sense of great accomplishment in completing the challenge at hand. Is there another area in your life where you have to constantly remind yourself of what you are working so hard for and how it will pay off in the end? This is life! No one really wants things to come so easy and to happen over night, they want to somewhat feel as if they earned it right? (well, hopefully most people)
Even if you are not participating in the Abs and More Challenge, is there something else you have been pushing off? Or letting the past keep you from accomplishing? Is it a childhood dream? A secret ambitious calling? A gut feeling? It’s time to let go of everything that is holding you back and give it to GOD! Cast all of your burdens upon him and put your faith right where it needs to be. Let’s put forth some effort and keep our eyes on the prize that we know deep down inside we deserve!
MY CHOICE: To forget the things in the past that may be holding me back and push towards the worthwhile things in life that I know God has planned for me!
YOUR CHALLENGE: Take the time to ask yourself, what’s holding you back from accomplishing those things you can picture so vividly in your mind? Give it to God and let it happen.
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