Put Your Past Behind You And Move Forward

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. - Philippians 3:13-14

One of the main hindrances that keeps people from becoming what God wants them to become is their past. People often struggle to overcome past hurts and patterns of behavior.

Don’t let your past distract you. Your past is past. Today is a brand-new day.

Maybe you’ve had some setbacks. Maybe you’ve been knocked down dozens of times. That’s normal. You can still get back up and keep going. That’s what winners do: they get back up and run for the finish line, no matter how many times they stumble. They’re focused.

Consider talking out your memories with a friend who will listen and not judge. Ask them to pray for you. Then, if you feel stuck on something in your past, think about how God sees you now: He forgives your past, calls you His beloved, and promises to complete the good work He has begun in you.

Don’t let your past keep you from your future.

Food for Thought

You are a new creation in Christ, and God has called you to a heavenly prize.

Excerpted from The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional by The Daniel Plan Team, copyright Zondervan. 
Put Your Past Behind You And Move Forward Put Your Past Behind You And Move Forward Reviewed by E.A Olatoye on January 07, 2016 Rating: 5

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