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Pressing toward the Goal

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection!  But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be.  No dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energy on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” – Philippians 3:12-13 (NLT)

I don’t know exactly how to describe it. I don’t know if it is just all in my head…. BUT, I feel like I’m on the brink of new adventures, new heights, new unexplored paths….new everything!  What is it about a new year that fills us with such optimism and expectation?  I know for certain this is going to be a good year… why?  Because I’m letting go of my own pride, my own views of what I think is best for me…I don’t need to prove myself to anyone, I don’t need to listen to voices that contradict what I know is true and right BECAUSE I’ve surrendered it all to Him who is more than capable of molding it, using it, crafting it all into something beautifulWhat is past is past.  I’m surrendering it all to Him so that I can live holy and pleasing in His sight, as an instrument that can be used to bring Him glory and display His mercy, His love, His goodness and His grace to the world.

I can’t wait to see what He has in store… somehow, I also feel there will be some trials ahead, some tough times that will test my faith but I know that at the end of the day, He’ll bring me through as He did last year and I’ll be stronger, wiser and all the better because of it.  Just you wait and see :).

♥ Ames


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