I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
The journey of faith can be
long and tiring, but we continue to press on because we know the prize is great. Jesus warned us it wasn’t going to be easy as a Christian, persecution and discrimination are common. But your reward will be great in Heaven, blessed are those who don’t see but still believe.
Your mission from God is a higher calling. Everything you do will greatly impact the eternal future. not only your but everyone who you touch. Your secular job on Earth is only temporary, but your calling from God is eternal and the results will impact eternity
(Matthew 10:14) “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.”
Jesus warned us you might receive opposition to spreading the Gospel, as he said “Shake the dust of your feet” and press on. There will be some who will receive Christ and some who deny him, don’t let the haters ruin your destiny.
Don’t let your past ruin your future. You are renewed thru the blood of Jesus Christ, keep pressing toward your prize in heaven.
(1 Corinthians 9:24) “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”
What a strong statement, not only should we press toward our prize but let’s strive to master our craft. Some Christians just do enough to fulfill there requirements, but why not strive to be great? Why not be like David and face a giant with just a sling and stone?
But remember the race is long, brace and prepare yourself for the long haul. There will be trails and tests along the way, keep your peace and remember when to just shake the dust off your feet.
(Romans 8:28) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
God loves you and knows the trails you will endure, he will be with you. Just know that all you do will work for the will of God. Remember your reward is not here on Earth but in Heaven, don’t be discouraged by the events you may see.
You have a high calling from God, to serve our Lord Jesus and spread his gospel. No matter what happens, keep pressing on and you’ll receive your prize one day in Heaven in Jesus Name Amen