Philippians 3:12-14, NKJV “12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
To live the life you were called to live and fulfill the calling of your purpose, you must acknowledge the magnanimity of your life. There’s so much ahead of you that what is behind you should matter very little. Forget your past success, victories and failure. Leave the past where it belongs, in the past, and make a decision to press on to a higher goal. Look to the future, look to what you can be, what you can do, and have a plan to attain it.
You must first recognize where you need to be in life. Have an image of what success is in your life’s work and then evaluate your life now based on what you see as success. Write down a clear, concise and specific goal along with steps that you must take to attain the goal. Notice Paul said “I press toward the goal…” You cannot know where it is you’re going to until you have a destination in mind. A destination “anywhere” never gets anywhere. You must specifically know where it is that you’re heading to in life in order for you to know when you have arrived or if you are any closer to the goal
When your eyes are set on a goal and you focus your energy and resources on attaining that goal you will get there. Your success depends on a clear vision of your goals and purpose. Be forward looking, always seek to improve yourself, ask yourself what you can do to enjoy a better tomorrow. You may not be where you need to be, but that shouldn’t keep you away from where it is you are going. Your hopes must be bigger than your past failures! Your dreams must be brighter and more colorful than your nightmares! Your faith must be greater than your fear! Your vision must be clearer than your background! Your best days are ahead of you because better is the end of a thing than its beginning
Scriptures to Meditate: Eccl.7:8, Job 14:7, Hab.2:4, Prov.21:5