In Philippians 3:13-14, the apostle Paul wrote:
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
In the context of this passage, Paul is discussing his desire to “gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ” (vs. 8-9). Paul is attempting to convey the fact that he is living his life in an attempt to know Jesus, to share in the sufferings that Jesus endured, and to “attain the resurrection from the dead” (vs. 11).