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. – Phil. 3:12
Since we walk by faith, not by sight, our reach is for the unseen. Not knowing what is on the other side of the obstacles we face challenges our pursuit of what God has for us. It is like walking with a blindfold. Only by trusting that God has laid a hold of us can we trust Him. He holds us with a firm grip even when we lose ours. By His grace, we can press on!
He has made every crooked place straight so we can press through the battles. He bore our sicknesses on the cross, so we can press through the pain. 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 for us by pressing through all outside pressures.
The pressure of His leading on the inside is greater than any outside pressure. We can press through because of what He has already done for us in our past and in our future. The Holy Spirit empowers us to go another mile. With this second wind, we reach beyond our reach for all that comes from Him, from glory to glory!