SPRING FORTH NOW
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Our desire to Breathe: New Life is not absent of its challenges, in particular, the frustrations that our life experiences bring, making our attempts to be consistent, challenging. Thus it is important to understand that in order to Breathe: New Life to Exhale is as important as our inhaling. The process to Exhale, cleansing and releasing, frees us from the weight of the past and makes room for our future which is informed by our past experiences but not hindered by them. Our being free from our past is to be cleansed and released by it, gleaning wisdom from our lived experience as a result so as to inform and support our press forward into the higher calling of God for our lives. God does absolutely nothing by happenstance or accident, it is all divinely ordered, therefore, every experience of our life has a purpose. When we discover God’s purpose in our experiences, the good and the bad, then we find a key to unlock our situation for us to move forward but as we move forward we do so with a permanent key in our collection to assist us in overcoming future obstacles. Remember, God through Christ has already saved-delivered us and it is that salvation-deliverance we are seeking to embrace and thus we keep pressing forward. Paul says I have not attained it totally but I apprehend that which has apprehended me, pressing through the stuff of my life to my higher calling. Paul stresses we must be consistent through life and its experiences, seeking to glean what we need from our experiences and keep pressing forward to our goal, the prize of our life and life more abundantly, which is built upon our lived experiences.