Monthly Archives: October 2015

Month: October 2015 Pressing on in truth

I thought of the Scripture today where Paul is talking about pressing on and is saying, “… I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  And I found myself saying, but I just can’t seem to do that. You know, the forgetting what’s behind and pressing on.  O, it’s easy to realize I haven’t attained to something or haven’t apprehended something—that’s easy to see.  But it’s not so easy to see the ability to reckon myself to be resolved to forget what’s behind and press on—press toward the mark.  And then I realized something I don’t think I’ve noticed (or at least I cannot currently recall noticing) that I have, and have had, continue reading

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Month: October 2015 Validation, Can You Relate?

The more time passes, the more I realize how much I need “relating” affirmation or validation.  It’s not that I need affirmation in order to do something so much as affirmation that what I’ve done (or am doing) matters. I find myself asking (either literally or mentally), can you relate? or know-what-I-mean?  Validation, kwim?  For the last month or so, I’ve been mulling over the thought of “validation” the need/desire for validation.  It’s sort of an assurance of being on the right track, or having done something well, or, in some cases, assurance that you’re not alone in whatever failure you’re experiencing or have experienced.  Trouble is, most of us rarely get to that needed validation because we don’t pass through the gates of vulnerability very often — that, or our focus is misplaced, or we’re not really doing what we’re called to be doing. Can you relate? I’ve made continue reading

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