Pressin in the storm!
Pressing is sometimes a challenge on a sunny day but pressing against the resistance of the storms in our life can almost seem impossible. So how do we press and move forward against obstacles that come against us or move forward past those things from our past that weighs us down?
For me, I have to use my resources and tools that I have obtained throughout the years that I use as armour to push against the storm that was designed to stop me in my tracks. I always keep in mind who I am and whose I am. This reminds me of what I'm pressing for and it's something greater than me. Philippians 3:14 (which is the scripture used to name Keep Pressin' Pretty) says I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. It doesn't mean that you're going to get to the mark super fast or you're not going to have days that you feel like giving up, but it means that no matter how slow you have to walk, you are not stopping.
I am so glad that when I press, I'm not relying on my strength, because if I was, I would have stopped and given up a long time ago. When you rely on God's strength, you are able to endure what most people would say is impossible. When you are suppose to be crying, you have a smile on your face and when the devil tried to kill me, Psalms 118:17 says
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. So when you are thinking about giving up remember to rely on Gods strength and know that your deliverance, breakthrough and blessing is in the press. So keep pressin' pretty, you are right where God wants you to be for God to take you where you are destined to go.