As I was sitting in my office reading over my blog and all the wonderful comments, this word came to me, Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I absolutely love “The incredibles!” In fact, it is one of my favorite kiddo movies of ALL-TIME. Ok, time to curb my enthusiasm about “The Incredibles.” I especially adore super hero fashion designer Edna Mode and her larger than life persona. What I love most about Edna was her intense focus and forward thinking. Her innovative costume designs were progressive due to an evolving world that threaten societies way of life.
During one of the episodes, Mrs. Incredible paid Edna a visit in hopes she would figure out what her husband was up to. Well, the visit turned into a fashion counseling session that produced new and improved outfits for the entire family. I love Edna’s attitude when she adamantly told Mrs. Incredible that her former crime fighting outfit needed an upgrade.
Edna took on the following view, “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” What area of your life today are you struggling to put behind you? Is it pass hurts that have cultivated bitterness within? For me it was dealing with past hurts from an abusive church culture.
I thank God for a good friend by the name of Jody who encouraged me with “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” God used Jody to help me see that God has placed me where I am now and to move forward with what He is doing in my life. Great advice indeed from a wise man of God.
Father, I just want to thank you for the victory of “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Thank you for guarding our hearts and mind as we experience the adversities of this thing we call life. Thank you most of all for giving us the Grace to overcome any and every season laid out for the path set before us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
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