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Pressing On

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.
Philippians 3:13-14

Do you remember your first airplane ride? My first trip was from Houston International to San Francisco International. I don’t remember being particularly nervous, at least not until the pilot announced “Prepare for landing.” I heard the landing gear lock in place and decided to look out the window.

Big mistake! All I could see was water. I’m thinking we’re not going to make it! We are going to get very wet. Before I could even finish my thought, the wheels touched down on the runway.

President Reagan once asked the Air Force One pilot why he tried to land so close to the beginning of the runway. The pilot grinned and explained, “Mr. President, all pilots know you can’t use the runway that’s behind you.”

Interesting, isn’t it? The same premise is true for us. We can’t step on behind.

The days, the months, and even the years are slipping away. Will we put the things behind us behind us? Are we pressing toward our goal? Take another look at the prize!

Lynda S. 

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