Why we shouldn’t go backwards..
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE❤ THIS VERSE!!!
One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
After these words, Paul goes on to say that all who are mature in Christ should have this mindset, and if not, God will reveal it to them. So, all of us should have this mindset, but what exactly is Paul talking about here? What things are (or at least should be) left behind and forgotten? Anything that gets in the way of our moving forward in Christ.
Here are some things I think we should leave behind..
1. Wordly Pursuits
2. Regret & Condemnation.
Yes, I need to learn from my mistakes and strive continually to be the woman that God created me to be. But, I cannot live in a place of self-condemnation. God inspires us with conviction. Satan disables us with condemnation. Regret wastes too much energy. Instead, past mistakes should be forgotten, so that we can move on and move forward in Him.
I HOPE YOU ARE LEARNING & ENJOYING THIS😚
3. Grievances and Wrongs against us.
God’s word talks many times about forgiving those who wrong us. There is a great quote, “Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Holding onto a grudge eats away at a person’s peace, and allows bitterness to take root in one’s heart. God requires forgiveness from us, just as he offers forgiveness to us. In addition to that, He realizes the harmful effects of bitterness and holding a grudge. It will hold you back and prevent you from giving yourself fully to Him and His purpose. 🎀
OKAY, LET’S GO HERE⬇️
Remember Lot’s Wife… ??
Lastly: Leave old Relationships behind. People who brought out the worse in you. Lied. Cheated. Abused & misused you….🖤
Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly…
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