Forget the Past


~Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Pity parties – the devil absolutely loves them! How do these pity parties come about in our lives? I truly believe it is because we dwell on what has happened in our lives and not what is going to happen. The Lord knows our future – He has been there and is most qualified to guide us. To depend on Him to take care of what is going to happen is what we must train ourselves to do.

Dwelling on past sins, mistakes and life’s hardships is not going to help us press toward our Heavenly reward. In fact, it causes us to take our eyes off that mark. Ole slew foot knows what he is doing. He knows that if he can get us to focus on our daily circumstances then we will be useless for the cause of Christ. The unbeliever will see us struggling and will not want what we have. The believer will see us struggling and will not be challenged by our testimony.

But our Father knows our trials and our past. If we allow Him, He will mold us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ! Let’s allow Him and be yielded to His Hand!

~Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

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Desire to be a testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ and to lead others to Him!
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One Response to Forget the Past

  1. Jerry Bouey says:

    It is interesting to cross-reference this passage with the definition of sin: ie. missing the mark – doing our will instead of God.

    Sin: from 264; a sin (properly abstract)

    264: properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin

    We can miss the mark of God’s call on our lives, and thus sin – or we can press toward the mark and win the prize – a reward for faithfulness to our Saviour.

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