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. -Philippians 3:13-14

Do you have difficulty, as I do, in letting go of the past and all the mistakes, regrets and lost relationships that go with it? If so, then you will benefit, as I have, by what Dr. Snyder has to say: “Nothing can derail us in our spiritual lives more quickly than bitterness, guilt, growing hatred, resentments, continual rehearsal of that argument we had, the stupid things we’ve done, the abuse we received, and all the rest. With God’s help, we have to let it go. The only healthy way that can happen is for us to refocus on the goal of glorifying God very time we’re tempted to stop and go over it one more time.”

TODAY’S PRAYER: Pray that God will show you if any unnecessary concentration on your past is hindering (or preventing) your need from being met.

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