"13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Eric Sevarid's the Next Mile; ""Could I hobble 140 miles?"" Paul would say ""I stand here today as a living epistle... a letter of encouragement to the church at His Way to press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.""
We have a past that we can look back on; Have a present that we live now; have a future: 1 Thes 4:16.
The Christian life is like Eric Sevarid's journey. Goal is to get out of bed to receive all God has for us Lam 3:22-23. But first seek the kingdom of God, Mat 6:33-34. Long-term goal is to live life every day for God Rom 12:2, 2 Cor 3:18. Over arching goal is to receive Jesus as Savior.
The bad bike ride: ... ""We only take VISA.""