“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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13-14
The apostle Paul reflects in this passage that he has not yet arrived, but there is one thing that is imperative for him to do: in order to go forth, he must forget the past. He must let go of all his yesterdays. Whether yesterday was good or bad, he must release it.
Like Paul, you cannot enter your tomorrow as long as you hold on to your past. You must let it go. That may sound easier said than done. For some, your past may contain brokenness, disappointment, and scars from life’s tragedy. So what will it take to let it go? Are you ready to have a funeral, bury your past? Your tomorrow does not need to end up like your yesterdays. In fact, it is a tragedy to plan your future by comparing it to your past! I encourage you from my own experience: Stop using what happened to you before to determine what will happen in your future.
Where I came from does not determine where I am going. That is good news for many of us. Too many people have predicted their ending, based on their beginning. Let God interrupt your life and change the course of history in your life for the good.
“Your future is depending on your decision about the past. Let it go.”