“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13,14).
This is a very interesting verse. It tells us to forget things that are behind. Don’t let the devil get you hung up wasting time and worrying about your past sins and mistakes, Just ask the Lord to forgive you and he will and move forward. God says he will remember our sins and iniquity’s no more, and even cast them into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19). So it is just the devil that reminds us of bad things from our past and tries to condemn us. ”Neither give place to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:27). “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.” (Romans 8:28)
So choose your friends and those you hang around with wisely! “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6: 27).
What does the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus mean to you? To me it means someday seeing Jesus and hearing him say, ” Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” (Matthew 25:21).Our relationship with Jesus should be our most prized possession !!! This is what we need to focus on and press toward. “And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” ( Luke 9:23,24).
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.