Read Philippians 3:12-14

If you say the words Ninja Turtles or the Mighty Ducks, I’m immediately all in because I love nostalgic stuff from my childhood. In fact, I’m sometimes way to guilty of looking to the past. Not just with old childhood memories, but I’ll replay past conversation and come up with those perfect comebacks after the fact.

Many of us get so wrapped up in where we’ve been, that we don’t really look forward to what’s coming. And, if we do look ahead, it’s to worry about the future.

In Philippians 3:12-14, Paul says he hasn’t yet reached his goal. He’s pressing forward to take hold of what Christ had for his life. He goes on to say that he is “forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”

How much are you living in the past? How much are you pressing toward the future? And, if you are pressing toward the future, is it toward what Christ has for you or something else?

Paul insisted: “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

🤔 Do you spend more time thinking about the past or the future? Why do you think that is?
💡 What thought or idea stood out to you in today’s reading?
❓ Was there anything confusing to you in today’s reading?
🏃‍♂️ What is one way you can apply this passage to your life right now?