In this society, we are socialized to be people to excel in everything. We are taught to excel in academics, career choices, sports and even in our other life choices. Learning to thrive and not just survive seems to be the greater path we all must navigate daily. In scripture, we are admonished to “press toward the mark for the prize!” In reading this passage, we are indeed called to thrive, yet I wonder if there might be some greater ideas we might employ Daily in our call to thrive. We thrive when we consistently pray! We thrive when we consistently interact with God’s word and learn it well. We thrive when our minds and actions consistently have Jesus at the center of our lives. My prayer and my encouragement today is to thrive in these areas mentioned above and we will indeed thrive in every aspect of life. His best is ours! Go after it!