Beginning to Reset
As we are officially into the latter half of the year, it is interesting to look back at the last few months and see where time has taken us. In some respects, we find ourselves with a lot to look forward to, and much to be thankful for.
Yet when we see our world, what do we see?
It’s an opportunity to see things through a different lens. From a personal perspective, I like to think that each day is a time to reset; to start anew, to begin afresh. To let go of what happened before, and to take hold of the moment that is today.
The Apostle Paul also seems to point to a future existence that is not determined by the timeframe of the past, as he says:
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”.
- Philippians 3:12-14
In a sense, Paul realised that the past had no bearing on his present reality, nor on his future goal. He was single-minded, knowing that he was on an upward journey, and that he had to arrive at his final destination. And that there was still work to be done.
Perhaps if we all see ourselves, like Paul, as a work-in-progress, it’s easier to approach each day aright.