I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14 KJV).
In the Bible, we read of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
A few of my favorites are Joshua and Caleb, Gideon, Elijah, and Paul.
I have others, but when “pressing time” comes, I look to certain ones who stood against the odds and overcame the obstacles.
In the Old Testament, they fought against flesh and blood enemies. But, in the New Testament, our weapons and enemies are not of this world.
Paul fought the enemy of his soul and was victorious. He told Timothy, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
Through His death and resurrection, to those who believe, Jesus gives the power to become sons and daughters, power over the enemy, and the armor of God. He did not leave us defenseless. We can be victorious!
Fervent—we must be passionate in our pursuit of God
Aggressive—we must be bold and active
Insistent—declare the promises of God, never back down from the devil
Thrust—moving forward is necessary if we are to gain new ground
Heavenward—every action should move us toward Heaven
Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; John 1:12; Ephesians 6:10-18; Revelation 3:16