December 9, 2020
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. Philippians 3:12
I’ve found over the years it’s easy to give advice to the youth. I’ve learned lessons the hard way and I know it’s much easier to lean on God than to take control of everything and everybody.
But it’s also easier to give advice on how to live than it is to live by those same words. Sometimes I give advice to a friend or student and I feel the Holy Spirit is talking. Later I think, Maybe I should follow that same advice. Does that make me a hypocrite? I say I believe in His Word and then I worry more than I pray.
This verse gives me hope. God knows I walk in faith, even if I am not perfect at it. I tell others the importance of a relationship with Jesus all the time, and yet He is not my number one importance all the time.
I thank Him for His grace. God knows I want a strong relationship with Him.
I have not arrived at my goal, but I will keep trying.