Many people are making New Year resolutions. Yesterday, we promised ourselves or other people that we are going to change.
What is the one thing that you would change about yourself if you could? What is keeping you from making that change?
I love what Paul said in Philippians, chapter 3, verses 13 and 14…"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behindA)" and straining toward what is ahead, I press onB)" toward the goal to win the prizeC)" for which God has calledD)" me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
The first thing that we are encouraged to do is to forget the past and move on. Some people just can’t seem to get "past the past." For some, it’s a…
Failed business venture
Failure at job
Failure at school
Failure isn’t final. Failure isn’t fatal. Move on to what God has for you. Paul said to "reach forth," to be focused and press toward.
We must not only let go of the past, but pursue the future with a passion and resolve. God has an incredible year planned for you…it’s a new day, it’s a new year, it’s a new season!
I read the following scripture that my wife posted on her Facebook wall yesterday: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands." Isaiah 43:18-19 – The Message
She ended with this challenge which I in turn give you – "A brand new day…a brand new year…go!"
Let’s start fresh, let’s press on, let’s GO!