Was 2017 hard? Press on.
Was it pure bliss? Press on.
Yesterday need not be your tomorrow. Press on.
Have you delved deep into scripture, learning at a level as never before? Press on.
Have you languished in your discipline toward scripture? Press on to do better.
Did you or a loved one receive a terminal diagnosis? Press on. As one terminally-diagnosed woman says, “We are all terminal. I just know mine will come sooner.” Press on.
Has your energy flagged or your focus blurred? Press on.
Have you built more strength, more perseverance? Press on.
Be not discouraged by what life has been–for God’s rain fall on the saved and the unsaved. He loves you. He works in your life. Press on.
Be not be lazy in expecting everything to be of ease–for we are promised challenges as well as blessing. Press on.
Whatever comes today, your race is not yet over, your life has purpose more. Press on.
“…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.” –Philippians 3:13b-14, ESV
Take a breath. Bow in prayer, and walk forward with the confidence of faith. Press on.