Helping my Clients “Press On” Through Trials

Phillipians 3: 12-14:  12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, 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, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

 In difficult times, we must forget about the past and move on toward the goal that Christ has called us to.  This should be applied to our everyday life.  For me, I have to forget about the situations and circumstances that placed me into the position of leadership and stress that I am in now.  Rather than learning the ropes for several months or years, I was thrown in to manage an established law practice after only a few months of learning the ropes.  I am pressing on, for I know the end of the trial is near, and I am learning more and more.  I have to know that Christ has a purpose for this.  The Bible states in  Jeremiah 29: 11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”

 I should do a better job of helping my clients to see this truth in their cases.  Many of my clients, regardless of whether it is an IRS tax case or a family court case, the cases are drawn out over many months or years.  This causes stress, etc.  I admit that i need to do a better job of assuring my clients that the end is near, and that even though it is hard now and we have a lot of work to do, we will be able to work towards a solution as long as we “press on.”

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