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Can you take a few pricks?

12  I don’t mean that I am exactly what God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. But I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. That’s what Christ Jesus wants me to do. It is the reason he made me his.   13  Brothers and sisters, I know that I still have a long way to go. But there is one thing I do: I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me.   14  I keep running hard toward the finish line to get the prize that is mine because God has called me through Christ Jesus to life up there in heaven. (Philippians 3:12-14 ERV) I have heard it said, " Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses ." (Alphonse Karr)  Tough question for your today: Are you a thorn or rose person? Is your focus on the toughness of life, or are you able to see the beauty in even the hard places? Believe me, the latter is harder, but when we get our focus away from the thorn that has been prickin