Brothers, 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, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Every New Year I think and pray on these two verses…
2011 is about done; 2012 dawns tomorrow, it’s a natural time to decide to move on from the past and press on toward the goal in Christ Jesus.
Like Paul, none of us has yet attained a full measure of Christ-likeness. We certainly will not obtain a greater measure by dwelling on the fact that we haven’t reached all of our goals, that we haven’t been able to “measure up”. Instead, the only thing to be done is to forget all of that and continue to follow Jesus heavenward. This is only natural and fitting when you stop to consider the fact that God Himself has called us in that direction; what are we waiting for?
May 2012 be the year when all of us finally drop the earthly life and dedicate ourselves fully to His service!
May the New Year be the very best that you and yours have yet experienced, and may it be the year when all of us fully realize all that we have in Christ Jesus!