I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:14
The last mile of reaching our goals and winning our challenges in life can be the hardest part of our journey. Reality sets in when we see the top, but realize the steepest and most difficult part of the climb is yet to come.
When you feel like the goal or challenge ahead is about to kick your butt, remember the tenacity of Christ as he approached the cross. Remember the fortitude of Paul as he spread the gospel from prison. Remember the people around you who are counting on your win as an example to follow.
Today, press on! Don't give in to temptation. Don't allow the thin air at the summit to starve your energy. Stay focused, take a deep breath and just take one more step. Honor God with your commitment to win this challenge and reach that goal.
The journey starts now.