I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.
Philippians 3:13 (NLT)
It is hard to drive forward looking in the rear view mirror. If it was only like the good old days. If this never happened or if something else did happen. Regrets, resentments and remorse can keep us in their stronghold. Maybe it is basking in the glory of times past, reliving previous victories or times when all seemed better. This too is futility. God is the God of the present and as we live in the now we look ahead to where we are going. Learn from the past? Sure. But Paul wrote, “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” We press on, living each day at a time, trusting God in the now, encouraged not by what we left behind, but what lies ahead. Today, focus on the goodness of God in this day. Live it to the fullness. Rejoice in today and as we keep doing that each and every day, we will eventually receive the heavenly prize that God has for us. Alleluia.
Dear Father, forgive me for living in the past or worrying about the future. Help me live this day for Your glory. Help me press on through this day trusting in Your love and power, looking forward to the heavenly prize You have for me. In Jesus’ name.
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