Philippians 3:13, NKJV “…but one thing I do…”
Many people because of the sense of purpose at work within them have a sense of discomfort about their current position in life. They recognize that they are not where they need to be in relation to the image of purpose within them. Also, there are those who tend to live consistently responding to things that happen around them. Instead of making progress in life, their energy is being wasted in the mundane routine of reaction and recovery to what life throws at them. Put these together in an individual, and you have a person with great potential living a life stuck in a rut.
For you to live the life that you were destined to live, you must be deliberate. This is what Paul is talking about in Philippians 3:13: He recognized that there was a purpose for which Christ laid hold of him, and despite the progress he had made in his life and ministry, he still was not accomplished (verse 12). Therefore in order for him to attain to the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus, there was one thing he had to do.
Likewise in your life, it is not just enough for you to know that you are not where you need to be in relation to the fulfillment of your purpose in Christ, but you must also identify the most pertinent course of action to take to attain to it. There is a Chinese proverb that says “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping”. The journey that will get you the prize of your own upward call would require a series of deliberate actions on your part. First be sincere with yourself and acknowledge your apathy, and then prayerfully seek God’s direction in identifying the steps you need to take towards fulfilling your purpose.
Doing what’s highlighted in this devotional will equip you for a successful Christian life
Scriptures to Meditate: Prov. 10:4; 21:5, Ps. 8:6; 37:23, Jam. 2:17, Deut.2:24
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