The apostle Paul suffered and lived through so many things perhaps no one would’ve blamed him if he had given up, but that was not the case. He used his setbacks, not as an excuse to give in, but as motivation to press on. Let us take grasp of Paul’s words; forget the past, its mistakes, falls, and lack of success, and look forward. Moreover, let’s not look as far ahead as our next hurdle, but far enough to see the finish line…eternity. Be encouraged, get up don’t give up and RUN.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 3:13-14 NLT)