God has so much more ahead of us than we could possibly believe.
That’s why the Apostle Paul said that he resolved to keep moving forward: “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” (Phil. 3:13–14).
But forgetting the past is easier said than done. The past continues to haunt our present, weigh us down, and keep us from running.
We need to resolve to leave the past in the past so we can run in the present, but we also need help with how.
Below are four weights that keep us from running the present and how we can “forget” them and leave them in the past.
Losses include more than people. We can experience loss when our dreams collapse, when we lose a job, or when plans or relationships fail. These losses weigh us down and make us feel like there is no hope.
How to leave it in the past: grieve. God has given us a way to deal with losses: eyes that cry. That’s why we have funerals. We gather friends and relatives and grieve together. Sometimes we need to have a funeral for a lost dream, vision, or relationship.