"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." ESV
We so often get our minds replaying times when we were wronged, rejected, and hurt. When we allow ourselves to dwell on these things, it keeps us from moving forward in our Christian walk. Looking forward will get us to where Christ wants us to be and where we will find perfect peace and fulfillment. We will never forget the bad things that happened to us, but we don't have to dwell on them until the hurts and resentments return. If we move on, going forward, God is there, walking with us and leading us to our destination.
Heavenly Father, we ask Your forgiveness for letting our minds and our memories keep us from growing as Christians. Help us to keep our eyes fixed ahead, on You and Your plan for our lives. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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