William's Places: Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Moving Forward...

You know, it is sometimes the most difficult thing to forget about the past.
And indeed, in so many circumstances, it may not even be the best thing, because to forget about the past is to not learn from it.

But there are times when it is absolutely necessary that we do. Why? Because instead of learning from the past, we allow the past to hinder us, to cripple us, to puff us up with pride and other undesirable traits that God does not want for us.

Whether it is in business, our professional lives, or our personal lives, we have to move forward. That means not holding on to past mistakes we've made, or that others have made. It means walking in our present with our eyes on God to bring us into the future that he has ordained for us, totally trusting in Him, in His word, that He knows what's best for us, and that there is nothing in the past that He can't handle for our benefit.

It's a new year, and a new season. Will we carry yesterday and yesteryear into our tomorrow, or will we forget about those past things, hurts, mistakes, failures, and even successes (yes, even the successes must be forgotten, unless we become complacent in them) and let God carry us into a better day, a better year, a better disposition, a better and closer relationship with both Him and those around us?

This Week's Scripture:
Philippians 3:13-14 (New Living Translation)

13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,[a] but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.




Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsWilliam James Walton Sr. • January 02 2011 11:06PM


William~ Beautiful post! Here is to looking to tomorrow with an open mind on where God can take us if we trust in him...

Posted by Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com (McKinney Realty Group) over 9 years ago

William~ That is totally uplifting! Philippians 3:13-14 is the perfect scripture for a new year. I just emailed it to myself to be opened as I start my day tomorrow morning. Thanks!

Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) over 9 years ago


Thank you for sharing this with us.  Let us always live our lives to honor and glorify His name!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 9 years ago


You offer us the insight into a beautiful New Year.  We must let God guide and control our future and trust completely in Him.  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Charles Gardner-Realtor/Investor (ZIP Realty, Inc-Houston District) over 9 years ago

William, you did an excellent job in getting the point across in this blog.  This is advise that we would all be better off if we followed it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago

William, there is a reason why God expects us to forgive. It's part of unloading the burdens that we carry! Happy New Year!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 9 years ago

Beautiful words of wisdom William.  Obviously we are meant to learn this and follow it starting this year, we have heard this message in different ways many times so far this year!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago