Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Forward....MARCH!


Here we are – well into this month of MARCH! Time is literally MARCH-ing forward, and so are we! An Army platoon marches FORWARD, not backward. Whether soldiers are at their home base moving from one post to another, or are on the battlefield….they are on assignment and they will not cease until their mission has been accomplished. Paul said in Philippians 3:13,14: “…..but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining FORWARD to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Forward: go forth, onward, progressive, ahead, leading, forth, forefront, to the fore, further, advancing.

For over 44 years, my assignment included a partnership with a beautiful man and we accomplished a great deal during those years. Though Heaven called his name and his earth assignments ended, Heaven hasn’t called my name. I’m still here!!!! And, because I’m still here, there’s work for me to do, places for me to go and assignments I must complete. I take my “single” life on with fervor and with great ambition. I embrace the life God has given me and I purpose to make the most of every day. That’s God’s gift to me, and my gift back to Him is my attitude of “winning, conquering, celebrating and overcoming”, because He promised that to me. Jesus said, “I came that you might have life, and have it in abundance”. John 10:10

As Jesus once said to a man whom He was about to heal, “Step FORWARD.” (Mark 3:3), isn't it time we step forward in our belief and determination? Or will we hang back in the shadows afraid to move ahead, forgetting the destiny and purpose God has for us?

This day, month and year -- with all its surprises, joys, blessings, and, yes, even heartaches – lies ahead. Let's MARCH FORWARD to conquer whatever comes our way, hand in hand with the Joy-Bringer, the Deliverer, the Comforter, the Guide, the Peace-Giver.

No longer should we have rearview-mirror glimpses of regret, shame, or unforgiveness from the past. No longer marching backward. We have assignments to complete and accomplishments to fulfill. Life is worth LIVING. We’re still here and we’re “on assignment” – let’s get our MARCH-ing orders because our MISSION is possible!