“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
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.” Well it's a new year and God has given us a wonderful opportunity to start anew, to begin again, to LET IT GO!
If we’re living in and with regret, focused on the negative things of the past, it’s going to keep us from the bright future God has in store. We’ve got to let go of what didn’t work out, et go of the hurts and pain, let go of our disappointments and failures ~ that was yesterday and today is a new day.....right now it's a new year, a fresh start.
We can’t do anything about the past, but we can do something about right now. Whether it happened 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago, let it go and move forward. If we keep bringing negative baggage from yesterday into today, it will poison our future. We may have had an unfair past, but we don’t have to have an unfair future. We may have gotten off to a rough start in life, but it’s not how we start that matters, it’s how you finish. Let 2015 be the year we Let It Go!
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.