Brothers and sisters, 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, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3.13-14
We’re at the halfway mark of January’s calendar and just this morning I realized that yesterday was the first time I didn’t do something that I said I would do every single day during this winter season. I never once stepped foot outside. Yes, the weather was ugh-ly and cold and dismal and gloomy – you probably don’t want to hear my listing of winter adjectives so I’ll stop right there. Suffice it to say, it was a lousy day! I became angry with myself at the realization; however, today is a NEW day and I am going to don coat, gloves, scarf, and warm shoes and venture outdoors even if it is only for a few minutes today at lunchtime. Promise.
You can’t go back!
We’ve all heard it and probably said it a few times. Indeed, we should not live in a state of regret. Yet, there are a few truths that we can go back to over and over and over again.
- God loves us.
- God sent His one and only Son to die for our sins.
- Mercy was offered at Calvary.
- Jesus resurrected from the grave.
- Jesus is alive and well and sits at the right hand of Father God.
- Grace is available and free.
- Jesus is going to return to earth one day!
These are facts we can re-visit daily if necessary – if you need to go back to something then go back to these, not your past mistakes or regrets. The devil would like nothing more than to keep you wallowing in your former sin and despair – let’s start reminding him of Whose we are and remind him of HIS FUTURE.
Let’s not look back…
I’m going to “go back” and remind myself of a few things – want to join me? And, by the way…
I did go outside today!