In Philippians 3:12, Paul speaks of “pressing forward” or “pressing on” in his life with Christ. Even though things didn’t always go well with Paul (he probably penned those words from a prison cell), Paul was not content to stay where He was spiritually. He always seemed to be looking for the next opportunity for growth and advancement in the Kingdom life.
It is important to remember God’s past provisions. Doing so enables us to feel secure in the present. At the same time, as long as we are on this earth, let us continue to look to the future as we await the coming of the Lord. Let us not be comfortable and satisfied with our Christian life as it is at this time.
God has much He desires to accomplish through us. There are many who need the Gospel. Many around us need a verbal and practical presentation of the Gospel that saves. Let us commit to serving and working until this life is over.
It’s not always easy to look to the future. At times, the present seems difficult and hard to overcome. Yet, we can always hope for something greater. We should continually be seeking to grow and learn even in the most difficult of times.
Don’t give up dear believer. God is still on the throne. His Word is still true. And, the best is yet to come!