“I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me”
– Philippians 3:12
It’s not enough to know the promises of God, you’ve got to grab hold with all firmness --release what is behind and take hold of what is ahead. That is how the greatest faith on earth becomes a reality. God’s promises are not automatic.
We must move from knowing the promise, to believing the promise, to actually taking hold of the promise through obedient action in order to make them a reality in our lives.
(God’s power, provision, and purposes are for “whosoever will” (Mark 8:34). Will what? Will let go of all that holds you back from experiencing the abundant life of the adventurous faith and take hold of truth that makes it so.
Paul wrote to the Corinthian church, and to you and me: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, all that God has planned for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9). Every one of those plans that God has prepared, made, and keeps ready requires us to let go of one thing and take hold of another. It is this truth that gives us the courage and confidence to leave the comfortable land of in-between--to let go of simply being a nice church goer and venture into the purpose God has planned for us all along.
Are you’re ready to take hold of all that Jesus has taken hold of for you?