Forget the Past!
Paul said, forget the things that are behind. Forget what happened to you. Forget what people said about you. Forget what people did to you. Forget the wonderful things you had before you became a Christian. You had all those things, but you were going to hell. Forget them! Forget what happened yesterday. To focus on Christ today, you have to turn your eyes from what happened yesterday. You can’t change your past, so don’t live in it. Besides, your past does not determine your future. Forget! The sooner you forget the past, the quicker you can get to the future that God has for you. You’ll never lay hold of the prize until you forget.
I wish that more of God’s people were like Paul. I wish that more of God’s people were willing to forget. You may not be talking to other believers because you refuse to forgive and forget. If it is true of you that you do one thing-you live to know Christ and make him know-then you will humble yourself, you will swallow your pride, and you will forgive and forget.
Ultimately, the only person that you are hurting by refusing to forget is yourself. You’re just slowing yourself down; you’re just placing weights on your life and on your emotions. Forget! God has a glorious future for you. There are graces in store for you. There is Christ-likeness in store for you. There are blessings in store for you. There is a crown of righteousness in store for you. Shout, I have a future! Living to know Christ and make Him known is the way to get to the future that God has for you.
If you have not yet accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, my prayer today is that you will make Christ your Lord and Savior right now. He will help you forgive and forget. If you have done so, please let me know how I can support your growth in Christ. If you need prayer, please click here.
God Bless You!