GU BLOK Phil. 3:12-14 w/ Katie Pearson

12 I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. 13 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this;however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. 14 I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14 The Passion Translation

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 3:12-14 NIV

12-14 I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

Philippians 3:12-14 The Message

Living and Leading with Influence

Katie Pearson believes all women are created with a unique capacity to serve God and lead others wherever they are planted. With age and life experience, our influence only increases. For this reason, she is passionate about providing holistic opportunities for women to discover their unique leadership profile and equip them heart, mind, soul and strength to fulfill their calling in any given season. 

Whether you are an experienced leader undergoing personal or professional transition, or a just beginning to explore your relationship with Christ, she hopes to encourage and empower you to fulfill your God-given potential and Christ’s will for your life knowing it’s more about who you are than anything you can do or produce.

Her offerings include private and team coaching, retreat experiences, yoga classes, leadership development training, book studies and workshops. Most of her programs are offered online, as well as in person. She believes relationships are foundational to transformation, and therefore her approach is very personal whether meeting virtually or face to face!

In the English Bible we say we must “love with all our hearts.” The Karre people of Africa say we “love with all our liver.” The Conote Indians of Guatemala love with their stomachs and the natives of the Marshall Islands with their throats. We say we must “press on to the mark.” The Navajo of the Southwest would say to run with “open mouth.” All speak to our ultimate love and our ultimate commitment in words that the listener understands. Truth is not in the words we use but in the meaning they carry.

Jerry McKee Bullock, Life’s Like That: An Old Texan Looks at Life Volume 1

“The soul is like a wild animal—tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour or two at the base of a tree, the creature we are waiting for may well emerge, and out of the corner of an eye we will catch a glimpse of the precious wildness we seek.”

Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

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