Just Press on.
Press on: to continue moving forward in a forceful, determined or steady way.
To me alot of the book of Philippians can be summed up in three words:
In Spite Of.
Even while under house arrest, when his next steps were uncertain, Paul pressed on.
In spite of his struggles, his chains, and his opposition, he pressed on.
Philippians 3:12-14 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Paul's eye was on the end-on the finish line and he made a conscious decision that he could endure whatever he had to in order to finish strong.
Paul's goal -- my goal -- is not to gain money, fame, love, material goods, comfort, entertainment or even peace.
Paul's goal -- my goal -- is to forcefully move forward, through the good and the bad times to an eternal life with Jesus.
So today.....In Spite of my:
Pain -- I will press on.
Anxiety -- I will press on.
Failures -- I will press on.
Weakness -- I will press on.
Hurt -- I will press on.
Anger -- I will press on.
Fear -- I will press on.
Sadness -- I will press on.
Disappointment -- I will press on.
Jesus is standing - waiting at the finish line - watching for you to finish strong.
So press on.