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I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,d but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
No que lo haya ya alcanzado, ni que ya sea perfecto, mas prosigo para ver si alcanzo aquello para lo cual también fui alcanzado por Cristo Jesús. Hermanos, yo mismo no pretendo haberlo ya alcanzado; pero una cosa hago: olvidando ciertamente lo que queda atrás, y extendiéndome a lo que está adelante, prosigo al blanco, al premio del supremo llamamiento de Dios en Cristo Jesús
Sometimes the excuse, “I’m not perfect” seems to come up quite often. This is truth…none of us are perfect. Using it as an excuse does show immaturity though. We need to press toward perfection. Only by faith in our Lord can we do this. We need to pray at all times, and read the Word consistently. Someday we can reach perfection through the blood of Jesus.