Christ in us not only guarantees life in Heaven but also Christ in us grants the astounding invitation to live beyond ourselves on earth.
Philippians 3:12-14 "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. I don't count 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."
I have thought lately of the serenity prayer. "God help me to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
There are things I cannot change, prayers that have not been answered as yet. But I have to learn to set aside fretting about them. God has blessed me to make some progress there but I have a need to keep working at it. The need is to labor and find out what is the mission God has for today.
Dear God, This is a new day, fresh with no mistakes in it. Guide me to what is my mission for today. May I go in your strength to accomplish what I cannot do in mine.