Dear Champion Partners and Friends,
After my prayer time today over our partners and friends, I felt led to share these two words with you: Keep Going. Keep going in the things that God has set before you to do. Keep going In His word. Keep going standing on His promises. Don’t give up! Don’t settle for second best! Keep pressing forward to the mark of what God is calling you to do in Him.
Paul tells us in Philippians 3:14 (KJV), “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
The word press, when looking up the original Greek meaning, states that it is a verb; and it means “to pursue.” So, in other words, it’s an action we do in which we are aggressively going after something. It even goes on to say that it is as if you are making “a run for something.”
When I was a kid, we used to play a game in P.E. called capture the flag. They would divide us into two teams. One team would be the offense, and the other team would be the defense. The goal of the offensive team was to run from our starting point, one side of the gym, to other side of the gym and capture the flag. The defensive team was there to tag us so we couldn’t go forward and capture the flag. Once we were tagged by the defensive team, we would sit down and hope that someone on our team would make it across to the flag. It was an exciting game!
This game reminds me a lot of this very scripture, especially the beginning of the verse. “I press toward the goal for the prize.” Paul is telling us that there is going to be a pressing forward that we must to do in order to achieve the goal of the prize. Just like in the game capture the flag, you have an opponent that is trying to stop you from reaching your goal. But, don’t give up! Keep going. This opponent may “tag you” every now and then, but unlike the game, you can get up and keep going. God has always provided for us a way to keep going. Faith is our way. Even when we get tagged, we can look within us (in our inner man), and realize that we can do what the Word says we can do. Keep pressing toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus!
So, whatever situation you may be facing in your life today, I believe with all my heart that you can do this! You can overcome this! You can keep going! You can keep pressing toward the wanted goal! You can keep moving onward and upward in Christ Jesus! Keep looking forward and “capture the flag” of the goal you have in Christ Jesus today! You are a Champion in Christ Jesus! Keep going.