It is sometimes difficult to let go the past. It could be something you achieved in the past, or the worst pain you went through. Its easy to get stuck in the past life But the truth is there is nothing good about the past. Whatever happened belongs to history. Whether someone hurt you, insulted you, rejected you, or you won the greatest prize in the universe. They belong to the past.
what are you doing today to have the best in your future?
Are you going to trust God or rely on your past?
In the scripture, Paul acknowledged that he had achieved something but he hadn’t reached his goal, which was to possess the perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed him. According to him, the sure way for him to achieve his goal was to forget all that he had done in the past, and focus on what was ahead.
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 NLT)
God told His children that
I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King. I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.
“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. (Isaiah 43:15-19 NLT)
Lionel Messi was the best football player (that was in the past), and he is the best football player (in the present). I believe one thing that has made him four times winner is he doesn’t sit around and brag about his past successes. He doesn’t stand on the pitch and tell other “you know I was the best player…” He does his best each day for a better tomorrow.
I don’t know what you have done in your past life, neither do I know the kind of people who had done you good or bad in the past but I am here to encourage you to look forward because your best is in your future. Focus on God, and what you want to achieve in the end.