I love this little boy’s heart motivation. He was all out to do his best…. Move past fear or hesitation…scoring not one…but seven goals for the ones he loved!
A smile, a tear, a special memory maker…. Something to wrap around my heart for days to come!
My grandson reinforced a valuable truth I long to live by.
I want to live to please Jesus. To let go of selfish heart motives and put my focus on the goal of knowing him and pleasing him. I want to be more than a fan of Jesus. I want to follow him on my life’s journey—the race he set before me.
Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a good roadmap for those who set their hearts on the goal of knowing and making Jesus known. I found three challenging mindsets I’d like to share with you.
Three Ways To Reach The Goal Set Before You
1. Focus On Knowing Jesus
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. (Philippians 3: 10).
2. Focus On The Future
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one
Thing; Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. (Phil. 3:13).
3. Focus On The Prize
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which
God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Phil. 3:14).
Is there some obstacle blocking your pursuit of the call of Jesus…. Some mindset
you need to adopt…some fear or hesitancy to let go of…in order to run the race and do it well?
Prayer: Father God, Forgive us for the times we fail to step forward and do what you call us to. We ask you to give us grace to move forward, a heart to trust and love you, and confident faith to believe we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Amen.
Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. (Phil. 3: 16 Message).
As I told my grandson, I’ll get my reward when I see Jesus!
So will you!