Let Go of The Past, Move Forward.
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Philippians 3:13
Accept the reality that your past is not the end of this world, and It cannot be the end. Because you have potentials of accomplishing higher things in now and in the future. Remember that for you to have the best of the next possibility, you have to let go of the past to get to the future. God has given you a new beginning. He has given you a new life and allowed you to live and make a difference in the lives of others. Therefore, “forget the former things; pay no attention to things of old.” Isaiah 43:18.
The world is so filled with all manner of eventualities. The devil has deceived so many into all kind of sinful and regrettable act. And afterward, some will repent and follow Christ with all their heart (Glory is to God), all things then become new, the old ways are gone irrespective of the damages. But some couldn’t accept this truth, they are tired of their past and are so confused, they eventually commit suicide or get involved in more dangerous ways because they are still being filled with their unrighteous past.
This is simply the plot of the devil; he desires that men should live on their errors, mistakes and sinful past to a great extent that their hearts are filled with feelings and thoughts of guilt to create a pattern of rejection and fear for the future. The only way to avoid such kind of fate is by living in the present moment. This is where we can learn from our past mistakes and move forward.
Do you know that the men God used significantly that we read in the scriptures also have their past? Moses was a murder; Apostle Paul was a primary antagonist to God, and yet they did not allow their past to affect what God says about their destiny. Paul said, “I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Philippians 3:13. God knew you, He is aware of your past, and He doesn’t use it as a criterion to judge your future. He will never change His mind on giving you better hope and future (Jeremiah 29:11). So, why think your mistake is your life? Never dwell on your past. Hold on to Jesus Christ with full consciousness and erase the past from your thought. Jesus once said to a young man, “no man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62.
1. Thank you, Jesus, for delivering me from the past error, mistakes, and failures that I have made in my life.
2. Prayer: Lord, I receive strength to dwell in your word and not my past.
3. Every evil spirit drawing my destiny backward, scatter in Jesus name
4. I paralyze every plan of darkness against my life through my dreams in Jesus name.
The Lord will set you free from every negative attachment in your foundation, disturbing your present moment with a desire to destroy your future with a vengeance in Jesus name. Amen.