( Philippians 3:13) Brethren I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.
Child of God, your past should remain your past. Forget your past and have a positive attitude to life. Be thankful to God no matter your condition. You are better than some other person’s in the world. So many of your mates are already in their graves. It doesn’t matter how bad your past might have been, what matters is your response and reaction now. Keep the past behind and forge ahead. It may not be easy, but I want you to always speak good things into your life on daily basis. Although you may not have everything you need, do not be too hard on yourself. Just give thanks to God because your laughter pounds terror and confusion to the camp of your enemies. A man’s encounter is at the mercy of the God he knows and on his positive confession and lifestyle.
In Philippians 3:12-14, Apostle Paul made it a clear case why as believers, we need to pay attention to what is before us, not what is behind. When you forget your past, you open the door towards a bright new future. Your past is designed to keep you in the past; but if you press forward, God has already prepared your future reward.
Apostle Paul had a past as Saul, the persecutor and prosecuted of Brethren, but he to release this old identity, in order for him to move forward in the ministry to which God has called him. Even when he became a believer, he had to get himself to a point when he considered past achievement as dung, in order to completely posses the riches of Christ. Moses put aside the position as prince in pharaoh’s palace for him to be used by God. Abraham had to leave his kindred for him to enter into the fullness of the promises of God. Beloved, look up. You cannot be looking down and move farm
Meditation: A man that is looking back doesn’t move forward with speed.
RM: The value of life
Prayer: O lord my God! Help me to forget my past as I look into Jesus, the author and finisher of my Faith in Jesus name, Amen.