12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
“Jesus Christ has a hold of you and your situation – embrace your spiritual journey in return!”
13 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,
“A key to taking hold of it is putting more efforts into your future than what you do into your past!”
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
“Press on today regardless of the pressures you may face in your life”
“Make sure your pressing energy is directed towards goals and prizes not fear and failures”
***Remember vs 12 and 14 reminds you that it’s Christ’s hold on you and God’s calling! – Don’t face it without Him!”