“Brothers and sisters, 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…”
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines movement as “the act or process of moving; change of place or position or posture”. Our bodies are in constant movement, pressing forward on the tasks that lay before us. Paul was aware of the need to move forward not backward. When we look backwards we stop all forward movement to focus our attention on what has already happened. Our faith calls us forward to finding God in new ways and seeing new horizons for mission. Paul understood and acknowledged his past, but he also knew salvation was out in front and he had to keep the Jesus movement going forward. How often do you stop to look back on what has already happened? What stops the movement of your faith?