missed opportunity, an insult, an embarrassing moment, etc.? Our past is something that can build us up, bring us down, define who we are, or who we were, and even torture us for the rest of our lives if we let it.
Why is it so hard to let go of our past? We grip so tight to the bad things that have happened to us or the bad things we have done, it is almost impossible for us to think clearly on living in the present. We must “learn to let go” of the things that happen in our lives that hold a negative influence on us. This takes practice and a lot of prayer to be able to make this happen.
In Philippians 3:13-14, it says, “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” We are never going to be able to focus on our future if we are too busy digging up the past. Have you ever heard the expression to forgive and forget, this is exactly what God expects us to do? We need to learn to let go, and let God take control.
YOUTH YARD SALE
Coming this April in the church gym. We are now accepting donations that can be stored in the church trailer. All money will help raise money for our summer mission trip.
Bro. Trent and Ms. Rebecca