Today’s Devotion – FORWARD MARCH


“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”

– Philippians 3:13

Sprinters who are determined to win the trophy do not look back. They fix their gaze at the cross-line. Unfortunately, a majority of the Children of Israel could not make it to Canaan Land because they always complained and looked back to Egypt. Living in the past can lead to deep regret about missed opportunities, bad decisions, and wasted time. Apostle Paul did not focus on his bad past and errors but pressed on in life. Follow Paul’s example: forget the past and press on. Detach yourself from the past. Don’t drag chains of regret through life. You might have committed many blunders, big and small, but press on toward your set goal in academics or in your personal life. Most importantly, confess to Jesus whatever sin you have committed and leave it all at the cross. Do not live in the past but learn from your failures, trusting God to lead you to victory. Remember, forward ever and backward never.

Challenge: Yesterday is history, focus on the future.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your abundant forgiveness.
Quote: Forget the past and press on
Futher Reading: Philippians 4:13; Numbers 13:30.
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