I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Day three of our Alaska Adventure we went to Valdez to participate in a glacier cruise. It was an exciting time seeing the massive glaciers, whales, seals and other wild life.
A life without a goal is like the captain of a ship without a map and a compass. His ship will just drift aimlessly from day to day hoping to arrive somewhere. The apostle Paul set for himself a goal! He pressed forward in search for his goal -- he pressed toward the mark of the high calling in Messiah! He had a clear direction of where he was going and he was focused on the Lord! How much more should we!
By setting a goal, we are making a decision to act. We are providing ourselves a map and depending on the Lord to be our compass -- to provide the direction He wants us to go! A goal is more than a dream -- it's a dream acted upon. It's not saying "oh, I wish I could" -- it's declaring what we want to do for the Lord-- it's a declaration of faith!
Let's make our lives interesting -- let's set for ourselves a goal! Let's make a clear declaration of faith, saying "This is what I am going to do for the Lord and then press forward!" I can't wait to see where the Lord will take us!
Dear Lord, give us the strength and courage to keep pressing on to the goal that You have before each of us. Help to stay excited for what You have in store. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.