Philippians 3:13-14 - Brothers, I do not count myself to have attained, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press towards the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
2015 is gone and will never return. We can no longer grab a hold of it. It is time to continue moving forward with confidence and assurance in Christ Jesus for there is a prize to be won only by looking forward unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith and not looking back.
The Apostle Paul declares in this text that he has not made it on his own. In viewing the past he knew that if if had not been for the Lord, he would not be where he was at the time of his writing this text.
The call today is to forget all those past hurts, pains, failures, disappointments, misunderstanding of 2015. Let them go!!! You cannot change the past!
What is your past that God is calling you from so that He can move you forward into that which He too has predestined for your future? What is it?
I have purposed in my heart and mind that 2015 will not be my focus in 2016. Christ goals for my life is my goal for my life, therefore, I am not looking back.
The Apostle Paul reflected back on his own life and because of what he has experienced and accomplished through Christ, looking back is not an option for him for He is no longer the same. Let's listen to 2 Corinthians 5:17-Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[a] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
The life of a new creation in Christ Jesus cannot be lived looking back, but pressing forward to the goal of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Forgetting the past and reaching toward the future with Christ in view is where I am headed in 2016. What about you?
God bless and I love you all.