No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…Philippians 3:13
Forgetting What is Behind
There was no one who knew the truth of this verse more than Paul himself, the writer of Philippians. He knew what it meant to not focus on the past, but instead look forward to the future. God had forgiven his sinful past. The God of heaven had touched Him and changed His entire life. He had been an enemy of God and persecuted Christians. When he experienced the salvation of Jesus Christ, He turned from his old life and ways immediately. He quit looking at the past and instead focuses on the future.
What do you need to turn from the past and focus on your future with Christ? What do you need to do to allow Him to be in control of your life? When you only see the past, you cannot see what is in front of you. When you focus on the future, then you can see all that God is doing and you don’t miss out on the work He is doing and the blessings around you.
A Prayer to Remember
Help me focus on the future and what you are doing in my life rather than being bound by the past. Help me break the chains my past has on me. Amen.