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What Are We Trying to Attain: Looking for Better

There has to be something better.

We are the modern man. Arrival has happened. Society is bigger, better, stronger and wider. Accomplishment is something over the top compared to our ancestors and our knowledge base would blow their minds. We are the future and we are golden.

But let’s beg the question, have we really arrived? Are we truly the golden children of our family line? Have we moved the nations, made a difference, strived for unity, and accomplished the dream that propels us into eternity? In all that we have done, are we content? And as we answer that question, is our faith intact through it all?

Philippians 3:12 NIV

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. 

Resurrection. Being dead in our sins, and coming out on the other side a new creation in Christ is what is on the menu, and being attainable in our goal getting, we skim past it because it’s to pricey. It costs our life in the comfort of sin. Never mind that it was already paid for, but to lay down our vanity seems too far reaching to follow the plan on the menu for the sustenance that we need verses the empty calories of arriving into our societal selves.

There is something greater than the prize of a gold star on the walkway of acceptance. Eternity is not engraved in a cement sidewalk only to be torn up by future generations of more people arriving into their version of society. The greater gain is eternity. Life with Jesus is the prize at the end of our race.

vs. 13-14 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.

We don’t get there in this life, but we do try our might by extending the hope of which is to come. We look past the prizes of man to the beauty of Heaven, the greatest prize of all. Let’s strive for the better that the Lord has for us.

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3 thoughts on “What Are We Trying to Attain: Looking for Better

  1. Your words remind me of King Solomon in Ecclesiastes where he continues to talk about nothing under the sun is new and to chase after the things of this world is but to merely chase after the wind. Chasing our Heavenly mark is absolutely the way to a deeper connection with Christ and with our very soul. It’s always good to be reminded that nothing this world has to offer is comparable to what Almighty God has to offer.

  2. Amen! We should constantly strive to spend time with Jesus so that our characters become changed by beholding him. I especially need to stop seeing people through my critical, comparative eyeglasses and start seeing through Jesus’ eyes of love.

  3. “Let’s strive for the better that the Lord has for us.” Truly. Thank you for encouraging me to keep pressing on in Him!

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