Many people donâ€™t fully understand what it means to forget the past. Do I do away with my history? Do I make myself vulnerable again? How do I forget something thatâ€™s happened to me?â€ Some of the biblical definitions of this phrase is to â€œdisregard intentionally, to overlook or to cease reliving the pain.â€
In practical terms, what this verse is saying is that you have to choose to disregard your past, so that it doesnâ€™t keep you from moving forward. That means the good and the bad. Even our past victories can sometimes keep us from rising higher. If we donâ€™t let go of the old, weâ€™ll never be able to embrace the new.
Today, it doesnâ€™t matter whatâ€™s happened in your history, itâ€™s time to forget whatâ€˜s stopping you from moving forward. Make the choice today to look forward. Trust that God has a better future in store for you, with greater blessings, favour and massive victories. Hallelujah! Trust Him. As you forget pain, hurt and even some self-cantered victories, press forward and you will see the abundant life the Lord has in store for you!
â€œ…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.â€Â (Philippians 3:13, NLT)Â
Yahweh, I choose to forget the past that holds me back and makes me vulnerable. Father, I donâ€™t want anything to hold me back from the good future You have prepared for me. God, I choose forgiveness, and ask that You help me by Your Holy Spirit to press forward in every area of my life. In Christâ€™s Name! Amen.Â Â