Friday, November 20, 2009

Favorite Passage - My mission in life

Philippians 3
7But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I've been evaluating my life lately. My goal is to make sure that I'm wholeheartedly pursuing God's call on my life. This is more important then any race I ever ran. It's more important then any goal I have ever set. It's also more exciting then any pursuit I've engaged in. It's done in community. It's done with a clear sense of direction. It most importantly includes the companionship of God. He is leading, but it's also a partnership of cooperation with God. I'm enjoying the journey even while I recognize the intensity of the race. It has to do with who I am becoming and what I am doing. The same is true for you.
Keep pressing on!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GREAT!! Sometimes my run looks more like a crawl to me, but I have to remind myself as long as I am moving forward, I am running the race. It is a joy to be running the race with you and the Eastside community. And for that I am very thankful. Yes let's keep pressing on and never quit!