(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.”
That which you begin in the will of God, you are to press on in. No whining about the pressure or how hard it is to keep pressing on. No, you are to be in wisdom the irresistible pressure-maker, overcoming the forces of confusion, laziness, irresponsibility, instability, and plain ole wimpiness.
View yourself as a honed distance runner with great endurance, flowing at a steady pace mile after mile, pressing on, pressing on, pressing on… You are on cruise control. Patience power is in living operation in you. For no task that you begin in the will of God will you get discouraged or lose heart. You keep pressing on. Nothing else is considered.
Here is the press on cycle. These three steps are to be continually repeated until Jesus comes!
1. Hear the new that you are to learn in the will of God
2. Study the new by doing homework.
3. Review previously studied things. (Now go back to step 1.)
(Hebrews 6:12) “that you do not become sluggish (lazy), but
imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
Once you begin and press on, you need to learn what to do next. The next Truth Gem reveals that truth.