But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:13b-14) NIV
We all have faced our share of mistakes and blunders! In fact, the past can hold us back from seeing all that God has in store for us! Paul knew this, he recognized that the only way to get the “prize” was to keep moving forwards. The question of the day for us is….what’s keeping you in your past? Is it something that you did? Is it something done to you? Is it a choice you wish you could unwind and re-do? Is it a a failure that you do not feel like you could be forgive for?
I have told this to countless people through the years……The enemy is the reminder of our past and God is the author of our future! Keep moving ahead! Learn the lessons but do not be bound by them! A great athlete can’t keep re-living his mistakes, he has to let them go and “make the next play”.
Fix your eyes on the one who has called you and keep moving ahead!! Press ON!