Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. – Philippians 3:12
You are not perfect. But you are forgiven.
It’s not easy being a follower of Jesus. We are asked to trust when things look impossible. We are asked to love those who hate us. We are asked to live holy lives when our selfishness keeps pulling the other way. But we do not give up.
We press on because we have experienced the love of Jesus. We know the strength of His forgiveness and the power of His presence. We know he has made us part of His family and transforms us. We know that in every moment He cares for us, and our future is secure in His plan.
Jesus has a hold of us. We may struggle with sin, with our past, or with our lack of faith. But Jesus has a hold of us. Nothing can separate us from His love. Press on, hold onto the one who is holding onto you.