The Pursuit of Progress
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection.
But I press on to possess that perfection
for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.
13 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, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
How do we possess perfection?
• Focus be like Christ.
• Forget disregard
• Forward reach forth.
• Follow pursue
• Finish complete
• Feather What feather would you like in your cap?
2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
3 For you know that when your faith is tested,
your endurance has a chance to grow.
4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God,
and he will give it to you.