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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