12 It’s not that I have already reached this goal or have already been perfected, but I pursue it, so that I may grab hold of it because Christ grabbed hold of me for just this purpose. 13 Brothers and sisters, I myself don’t think I’ve reached it, but I do this one thing: I forget about the things behind me and reach out for the things ahead of me. 14 The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus. 15 So all of us who are spiritually mature should think this way, and if anyone thinks differently, God will reveal it to him or her. 16 Only let’s live in a way that is consistent with whatever level we have reached. (Philippians 3:12-16, CEB)
Is anyone perfect?
Paul is telling us here that he is not perfect, nor has he reached the goal, but he is striving ever forward reaching for Christ.
In a world that tells you to look to self gratification, and self pleasure, Paul and Christ are calling us to press on towards Jesus and not focus on what we leave behind, or our selves but to keep looking and pressing forward.
Christ will never leave us and will always move with us through this world, to be our foundation and our hope. Never let go fo the hope we have in the baby in the manger. Know that he came to show us how to love the world around us and to help us along our journey.
Press onward and live in Christ’s hope.