A formal dinner for important individuals was scheduled in Washington. General Jimmy Doolittle decided to invite Charles Lindbergh, the famous pilot, to join him to recognize him for his outstanding accomplishments.
After a moment’s thought, Lindbergh said, “It seems to me that life is full of so many worthwhile opportunities that I do not want to spend a lot of time celebrating the past.”
Paul wisely said to his friends, “I choose to focus all my energies on one thing: I will forget the past…and look forward to serving You until the end of my race when I receive my prize: heaven!”
Too often we look at what we have done or where we have been and neglect to realize where we, as Christians, are going. We all have betrayed, disappointed and abandoned our Savior. However, we must let go of the past. God has forgiven us, so we must keep focused on our relationship with Him now and do what we can do to serve Him faithfully and lovingly until He greets us in heaven.
Prayer: Help me, Savior, to realize that the past is gone and that the life I live now is to please You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Philippians 3:13-14 but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,