Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Today is a new day…a new beginning…a brand new start!!! Sometimes when I glance back into the past I am troubled by the bad decisions and mistakes I have made. We all have regrets, but we all have a choice to make. We can choose to dwell on them or we can choose to forget them.
Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
Learn from your past mistakes and get back up and try again. Maybe sometimes it seems like all you do is keep falling, but don’t let that keep you down…NEVER give up!!! Get back up and try again. Sometimes it’s easier to give in to not wanting to get back up and try again. Let go of the past and press on toward the future and what it holds for you…what God has for you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
What a great way to look at it. Thomas Edison could have given up after the many times he failed over and over again but he didn’t. It’s how you end the race. That’s what counts. Focus on the future and forget the past. God is more interested in our future not our past. Satan is the one that is fixated on our past!
Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
I am so thankful for God’s Grace and Mercy that covers us!!! His love for us is unfailing and unconditional. He will NEVER leave us and CAN’T stop loving us!!!