I love how honest Paul is about everything in his life. If you are familiar with Paul and his writing, you know he is an open book about his past and what the Lord is doing and showing him now. Paul says in the first part of this verse, “Guys, I am not claiming I have perfected everything.”
That is so important to note because what comes next shows us Paul’s mindset as he lived his life. He didn’t get hung up on what was in the past. He moved forward, knowing that what lies ahead is the finish line where the Lord is calling him. It isn’t easy either, because Paul says that he is pressing toward a goal that is upward where the prize is Christ.
Press toward the finish line! Run to Christ knowing that what happened yesterday, a week ago, even an hour ago is done and the Lord wants your focus on what He is doing right now. Run strong toward your Savior!
Pastor Sean Boehm