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“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:12).

Some seem to act as though they were perfect already.  Some seem to think of these things as some kind of grading system and that they are in the upper portion.  The Lord is doing what the Lord does.  Do not worry so much about how others are doing, just love them.  Act as the least of your brothers and sisters, serving all others as though they were greater.  Is this not what Jesus did?  Press on as one who has not yet attained the prize.

Lord, help me to see that I will not attain eternal life in the full until the final day when I shall be raised and stand before You.  Help me understand that each day is its own challenge and that I must press on until the final day.  Put into my heart those things that are needed so that I may be guided by You and what You know I need in order to continue the upward journey of this call You have given me.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being enabled by Your grace to walk humbly with You.  It is not a matter of overcoming, for You alone have done that for me, but about being conformed to Your image.  Lead me, O Lord, so that I may now and always walk according to the Father’s will.  Lead me where I need to go and give me the heart to press on toward the prize of eternal life in You.  Amen.