Say No to the Past

I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. (Philippians 3:13, NLT)

So often, we focus on what we have done; our past successes, challenges, mistakes, relationships, etc. The past is good because you are where you are today because of the way you programmed yourself in the past. Although your past has a connection to the future, you don’t have to focus on the past. The past retards growth. When you rely on your past achievements, they prevent you from moving forward. Yesterday’s achievements belong to history. Holding onto the past mistakes, sins, hurts, relationships, memories, etc consumes the strength you could have used to plan for the future.

Your past is an enemy that can prevent you from moving forward. Be encouraged today to Say NO to the PAST.

Have you created comfort zone beyond which you don’t want to take any risk?

Apostle Paul said that “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:14, NLT). Paul was determined to move beyond boundaries to reach the end of the race where he would be rewarded. He forgot about his past achievements and challenges and was focused on what was ahead. You do not have to stay at a point, always refreshing yourself with past memories.Press on because your best days are ahead of you.

Have you considered why you take a step forward when you have a destination to reach despite the fact that you stumble or fall? This should be an encouragement that no matter what happens in your life, you have to move forward because your best days (or destination) are ahead of you.

Friend prepare yourself for something better because nothing you have done in the past can be compared to what God has prepared for your future. Spend time getting materials that will make you prepare you for the future. Do not waste time repairing what went wrong in your past. Repairing wastes time and energy, and it pulls you from moving forward. Whatever happened in the past belongs to the past. You cannot do anything about it. The most important thing is to pray and ask God for His divine guidance, which would enable you make appropriate decisions toward the future.

Think about this for a moment; Great men we see today don’t stop at their first success or breakthrough. They always push forward. Even software has an update which erases its past. How much more you, a child of the Most High?

Can we do these little exercises?

If someone hurt you in the past, forgive and let it go. Go to that brother or sister and live together again.

If something went wrong in your life, stop blaming yourself. Whatever it is that happened did happen. Nothing can be done to restore that. Just PUSH FORWARD.

If you caused someone pains, or destroyed something that was so dear to him/her, it is time to live again. Let the guilt go. The Bible says Resist the devil and he will flee. Resist whatever had held you for years, and it will flee.

If a friend left you, quit worrying and sobbing about that. Today is a new day. God has aligned right people in your future.

If you won a golden cup yesterday, do not let it dominate your life because your best is yet to come.

Anytime thoughts about the past life come to worry or destroy your happiness, tune in to something new. Let me tell you what you should think about; “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable” (Philippians 4:8).


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