It’s great when I speak about something, write about something or think about something and whatever that thing is gets affirmed.
Yesterday I wrote a blog which was a piece of poetry that I wrote about occasionally becoming stuck in the past. This morning I opened my email and started looking through.
I am signed up to receive Daily Devotionals from Joel & Victoria Osteen. This morning, it said this:
Let it Go
“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, NIV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
It’s easy to go through life focused on what didn’t work out, who hurt us, or the mistakes we’ve made. “If only I would have finished college. If only I would have spent more time with my children. If only that company wouldn’t have laid me off after 20 years. That’s just not right.”
As long as you’re living in regret, focused on the negative things of the past, it’s going to keep you from the bright future God has in store. You’ve got to let go of what didn’t work out. Let go of the hurts and pain. Let go of your disappointments and failures. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now. Whether it happened 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago, let it go and move forward. If you keep bringing negative baggage from yesterday into today, it will poison your future. You may have had an unfair past, but you don’t have to have an unfair future. You may have gotten off to a rough start in life, but it’s not how you start that matters. It’s how you finish.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, today I choose to let go of past mistakes, failures and setbacks. I choose to set my eyes on You and move boldly into the good future You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.
How amazing is that?!
I love when I know God has positioned things for me, or when he has put something in my heart that I need to share.. if not for me, for someone else.
I know this week is going to be an amazing one..
Here’s to looking boldly into my future, not forgetting my past, but not letting it define the great things I know are to come!