Brad Pitt.says he suffers from a “psychological defect” that won’t let him go backward. He says that if “he is leaving his home and realizes he’s forgotten something, he is incapable of going back to get it.” He added, “if I’m driving down the road and I miss a turn, I have to keep going forward. I can’t reverse. For better or worse, I want to keep moving on.”
--The Week, October 14, 2011 p. 14 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Apostle Paul claims a continual forward progression toward the life God called him to in Christ Jesus. To be moving forward in spiritual growth is a tremendous challenge put before each Christian.
Philippians 3:12-14 (NASB) Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. (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.