We can press through adversities when there is something to reach for. We can pursue what is laid ahead of us when we see, by faith, the better things God has for us. We do not walk by sight, but by faith. We can press through because of what He has already done for us in our past, and in our future.

To press on is to follow after, to pursue. God helps us reach beyond our reach to what He has prepared for our victorious living. We can press through the battles because He has gone ahead of us to make every crooked place straight. We can press through the pain because He bore our sicknesses on the cross. We can press through the fears because He gave us a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. We can reach for what He has planned to do for us by pressing through all outside pressure. The pressure of His leading on the inside is greater than any peer pressure on the outside.

There is a fresh wind of His Spirit reaching out to us continually to give us the strength to go another mile. This second wind helps us reach beyond our reach, for God does above and beyond all we can ask or think. We reach for all that comes from Him, from glory to glory!

Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.”


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