Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
We press on! That is the battle cry of our hearts as we day by day live our lives, not for our glory but His. We let go of the past, the pain, the heartbreak, and the disappointments. We let go of the weight that pulls us down - down into depression and down into despair - and instead we choose to live our lives in faith. We take God at His Word. In Christ we are a new creation. We have a new start and we choose to run. We run our race for God’s glory! We press into Him on the hard days because now we do not run our races alone; Jesus has made us His own. May we rejoice in this truth and run our races for God’s glory!