Philippians 3: 13- 16 King James Version ( KJV) 13 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, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. God has a purpose for every believer in time. He thought about it. Philippians 3: 13- 14.
God was managing that plan perfectly. Paul put confidence in that plan. This is the temper of patience. God had a plan for him. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
It enables a person to plod determinedly on. It may not be spectacular, but such a person will go on toward perfection. In 3: 12- 16 Paul shows us how to reach this goal through the process of Christian growth:. Philippians 3: 12- 16 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.