I run for the Prize
There is a pain still? Yes there is. There is a mistake ? Yes there is. There is a struggle and tough time? Yes there is. There is a sickness? Yes there is. There is .. There is.. But that not the end . I know till we are on this earth we have all difficulties and pain. I am not finished yet, Even may I carry the pain in my body; shall still I praise Him. Because I know one day I get to Heaven. One day I get my all answers.
I am an overcomer because my Jesus done the job already on the cross.
There is no pain any more and any tears. I am here to be a witness and have faith. When my soul join to eternity I am in the rest forever. I am running toward to goal. I run for the prize. I forget what is behind and looking what is in ahead. I chase the vision of kingdom. I embrace what is true till that day we are free free indeed. I may off the track sometimes but I am in complete vision of my Father and my humble life is in his hand and control.
What can stop me for the plan of my father in my life? My mind? My flesh? My lies ? My past/present mistakes? My illness? My pain? My loneliness and worries?.. NOTHING shall be able and have power to separate me from the rooted plan of God in my life. I am waiting to rejoice in heaven. I am looking forward to reach and see Jesus.
You Say : Dariush you are telling beautiful and promising words. But what can I do now with my struggles? My beloved reader and friend. I love you so much that is why I am writing for us to let us know how much God loves me and you. The most reason we are struggling now it is because we are too much focusing to “seen things”. But still there would be pain even you focus to ” unseen things”. But you see the things differently, you are going to receive the heavenly glasses on your eyes( when you focus on God’s kingdom). All till that day. Heaven and great paradise waiting for us. What me and do can do right now? Isn’t to go before him and asking for ” what is the next step “? Me and you not anymore looking for answer but we are the answers. Me and you not anymore looking for the light , we are the light. Me and you not anymore looking for peace; we are the peace. Because Jesus is in us. What should I do now? I run for the prize till that day. I figure it out that our most struggle we are in now; is because we are looking to surface- we are not into heavenly realm yet. We say Amen to most prayers and not knowing what is really meant. We are happy Christians and not received the joy yet. Because we are spending much more time on earthly things – but struggling to spend 10 minutes with our creator.
Philippians 3: 13 -14 says : Beloved , 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.
I am looking to do that ” ONE THING ” ; one thing I do- What is that ” one thing ” look like in your life. Is it forgetting what is behind? Is it a small forgiveness. Let replace it with the power of Holy Spirit today. Lets have the Spirit of living God change us inside wherever we are right now! Lets believe we are citizens of heaven.
No more I am going to run from myself , I embrace who ever I am. I am created wonderfully and beautifully. I am gaining a wonderful peace in my life as taking the steps closer to my God. Here I free my soul from all obstacles of this life… carry the cross.. love myself.. love people. Love the life and looking forward to gain more knowledge to improve … Now it is the time to shake yourself of old way and wear a new one. Now it is the time of change. Now it is the time of ME and YOU. Let us stand fight for our faith and push the darkness away and have HOPE for a great future ahead. Who said you can not? That’s the enemy. There is never late to come back. The attitude of a hero is never giving up and trying hard to get the result. We pray hard , we help a lot , we have compassion heart , we are peace and live in peace. We obey and submit to our God. We listen to Him and spend time what is the best for our soul. We practise the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in our life by meditating his word every day and night. We stay in light and bring others to this great awesome light.
In Jesus Name
Written By Dariush Youkhaneh