Philippians 3:12-14
12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again– rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

The goal of a Christian is to become like Christ. This is a struggle for most Christians. But if we would acknowledge the growth we have achieved through Christ, then we would act and feel more like Him. It is not the work that we do, but the work of Christ done in us. We would act more like Christ if we would focus on the progress of sanctification instead of the perfection of Christ. Our goal is always to be like Him, but it is completely unattainable in this human body.  But the process of sanctification is within our reach. Clearly there is a lot of work yet to be done in all of us, but every person who belongs to Christ has made progress. As we look back at what we were before Christ, we will see big changes. Christ is working within all who belong to Him. The key is to keep learning more about Him and letting go of more of self. As we fill our mind and our speech with the things of God, there will little room for the negative things of this world. Speak the truth of your growth and focus more on Christ and you will grow more each day to become like Him.

Have a God Day!