Yesterday I posted some thoughts on Philippians 3:13-14 by Bayless Conley. Today I want to do the same again as he draws out some more helpful thoughts on the same verses.
“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, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
The key word I want to have you focus on today is forgetting. I want you to understand the importance of forgetting the past so you can move forward.
Some people – perhaps you – cannot reach forward because they are continually looking backwards. Their focus is on their past sins, their past mistakes, their past failures, their past hurts.
God does not want you to live in the past, but rather focus on the future. Bury your past so you can uncover your future.