University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart recently gave his thoughts about why the school’s football program has struggled to achieve any lasting success. In his comments, Barnhart used his interest in mountain climbing to explain this quest to achieve greatness. “That last jump from high camp to summit is really, really hard,” he said. “And it takes incredible, incredible expertise, incredible effort…”
Many Christians have reached incredible heights in their spiritual growth, becoming more like Jesus as they have matured. However, none of us can be satisfied with the height that we have attained. We must push on toward the summit. We can’t settle for anything less than what God has called us to be.
“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, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 3:13-14.