Paul said, Brethren, 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. (Philippians 3:13).
There are three things needed for momentum in pressing toward the high call of God.
1. Identity. Who has He made you now, as a new creation. How are you connected to Christ, How has He become your life. To walk with God properly we need to know how he see’s us, where we fit, who we are. If you walk with your assessment of the facts, who the world tells you, you are now, then you will be missing the whole point. Only Christ saves, works and enters in, we need to know the difference between our old life and our new life.
2. Grace. You press forward under grace not under a law of performance, you have right standing with God now and you earn nothing. If you are always striving to stay saved and stay righteous then you are side tracked by not understanding His salvation. Everything you do will be tainted with earning and trying to make yourself attractive to God. This is a fail you can not afford to have in your momentum.
3. War. You must be about taking the land (of your soul), redeeming, inhabiting, driving out before you, possessing. The Children of Israel were told to go in and possess the land. What if they decided they didn’t like that task, but would rather just sit around in fields having picnics? They would miss God completely, many Christians are missing God by not possessing. What is this land I am to possess? It’s your body’s heart and mind, not only do you need to live in the land, (your body), by taking the land you are redeeming the old treasure buried within. The task of calling you to take the land is similar to buying a new computer and wanting the information off the old computers hard drive. There is treasure in our old life that God wants. The treasure of coming to faith, hope and love. Your testimony. How do I possess it? By renewing your identity to Christ likeness. This completes the cycle 1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3. Momentum!
If your pursuit of the high call is missing one of these essential ingredients then you have lost momentum or are been made crooked in your momentum.
So believe he has made you perfect in heavenly places in Christ, live this life in the flesh under total grace and go and possess the land.
If you do not understand the battle then look around this website, there are many articles speaking of it. All articles fall into the category of Identity, Grace or War. Try this one.