What Am I Living For?

Ok it’s time for a message.  What am I living for?   In Philippians 3:14, Paul tells us this about himself – “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”.  With all that we have going on in life and in living every day, it’s easy to never have real focus about why we are here.  Paul is telling us he knows why he is here and he is focused on that one thing – the call of life with God in Christ.  Nothing in life is going to distract him from that.  So what about you?  What are you living for?  Hear this – in the world we set goals so we can have a reward.  The goal and the reward are not the same.  Sometimes we may believe the goal is too difficult or the reward isn’t enough to keep us pressing on so we give up.   But with God, our goal should be life with Christ and our prize is that same life with Christ.  He doesn’t want us to give up or to lose focus – the goal is too important and the prize is too important.  So don’t worry about your circumstances – things may be difficult for you right now or things may be great for you – either way if life with Christ is your goal, He will help you live that life through your circumstances – keep your eyes on Him and and not on yourself .  If you do that He will take care to favor the things that are focused on you.  So commit today to understand why you are here; let your past be your past;  live today as if you are meeting Christ for the first time and then Press On with that goal and with that prize in mind.  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you