Forgetting the Past

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, 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 3:13–14, NLT)

Do you have a hard time letting go of the past? As Christians, we are gloriously able to live in the now. We are forgiven. We have a goal, a prize. It is the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Whether it is evil things that have been done to you, failures that hang over your head, or even past spiritual, emotional, or vocational success, our past does not define who we are in Christ.

The only way to run the race, is to run to win. The only way to do that is to keep your eyes on the finish line. Don’t look back, dear brother. Don’t look back, dear sister. You have a future and you have a prize awaiting you. Reach for it! God loves you!