A child asked his mommy why he could not walk forward while looking back, even as he bumped into furniture, toys and finally slipped and fell.
Are you trying to walk forward with The Lord while still focussing on a troublesome past?
I believe it is not the Lord’s plan for us to keep harping on our past. That is why we have
Psalm 51:7 (NKJV)
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Isaiah 1:16-18 (NIV)
16 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. 17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.[a] Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
He said “Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right.”
Are we doing that or are we loving our sinful past and re-living them with pride, without focusing on what we need to do to move forward in the Lord?
It IS time to move on. Time is short. The Lord promises to erase our past and give us a new slate. Are we ready to accept a new slate?
Half heartedness in leaving the past will not do as we will then be set to fall again and again – the enemy like a roaring lion who prowls wants to make you fall – do not do him a favor and succeed with you as his pawn.
Let us live in the Spirit
Romans 8:1-5 (NIV)
Life Through the Spirit
8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a]free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
Prayer: Father, please fill us with Your Holy Spirit, empowered to forget the past and its regrets, and to walk with You in the light of Your Word every day.