In beginning again I come to the realization that everything that God has for me is ahead. As I come back to what is in Him, and let go of my wandering ways, I look at now and I look up ahead…not behind. I determine in my heart and set my face to not turn back. Turning back would only cause me to lose more. Lose time in wishing I hadn't screwed up…wishing I was further. Behind is where the mess is and that mess can taunt me with a name-calling frenzy. But that mess has been surrendered and forgiven. Forgiven not because of me or anything I did, but forgiven because of Jesus and all that He has done.
So I decide...shaky feet planted on the firm ground of the Word...I won't turn back.
And with the wisdom of Paul, a man who could have been taunted up one-side and down the other for the mistakes in his past, it's what he says that beckons me 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.
Forgetting what's behind.
On toward God's calling.
I tell myself I don't have to have to all figured out. I just have to press on…keep my eyes on Jesus. And I see Him today in this word. He beckons me forward and with a giant leap of faith I take my first steps and I'm not turning back!
Everything that He has for me is ahead.