Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Moving to the next level requires that we have our focus in a single direction....looking foward never behind. Phillipians 3: 12-14. ".....but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Our past is one of the most powerful distractions in our journey to the next level. I know our lives are strongly influenced by our experiences and our upbringing but we cannot afford to be held captive by every hurt or disappointment or painful memory. We need to face them, forgive those who have wronged us and recognize that Jesus was with us sharing in that pain, receive His healing and move on.
Even a split second glance over the shoulder can cost an athlete as he loses the prize. If we keep our gaze fixed on the prize and meditate deeply on the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, what can hold us back....A we say press, press on!!