What Past…

Forget what happened in the past, and do not dwell on events from long ago
Isaiah 43:18

A new year can be a time of new beginnings just as much as it can be a time of pulling the past into our present and future. During new year many people make resolutions and then break them whilst others set new goals and directions, pour their energy into them & head towards success.

In today’s verse the prophet Isaiah gives us a powerful key for moving ahead towards success. He says we should forget what’s happened previously & refuse to dwell on past events. The Apostle Paul said a similar thing when he wrote in Philippians 3:13 “I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead”.

The enemy repeatedly uses our past failures & mistakes to sabotage our future. If he can get us to focus on them then we’ll fail. Now, stop & think for a moment, what would happen if we stopped focusing on our failures? The enemy would have fewer tools to attack us with. Therefore, we’d be equipped to succeed more easily.

This week remember that everybody’s done wrong, everybody’s been hurt and everyone has hurt & wronged others. Then LET IT GO! We don’t have to fix everything; we simply need to forget the past and stop dwelling on it. The rest is up to God. As we do our part by forgiving & forgetting then God can undertake His part.