12 No es que ya lo haya conseguido todo, o que ya sea perfecto. Sin embargo, sigo adelante esperando alcanzar aquello para lo cual Cristo Jesús me alcanzó a mí.13 Hermanos, no pienso que yo mismo lo haya logrado ya. Más bien, una cosa hago: olvidando lo que queda atrás y esforzándome por alcanzar lo que está delante,14 sigo avanzando hacia la meta para ganar el premio que Dios ofrece mediante su llamamiento celestial en Cristo Jesús. (Filipenses 3)
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3)
This verse seems painfully applicable today, D-day, or Despedida Day. Not that I would be able to forget my time here in Los Higos or that I should, but that I need to continue moving forward. I can’t stay here in body and I shouldn’t stay here in spirit either. I need to BE wherever it is that God is calling me, and right now it’s time to go home.
Lately God has just been pressing on me to seek Him with all that I am; to seek His face, His heart, and His character. Forgetting what is behind: I will celebrate what has been given me in this past semester. Pressing on toward the goal: I will continue my growing process at home, seeking His will, His kingdom and His righteousness and trusting that “all these things will be added to me as well”.