"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead." Philippians 3:13
IN JESUS TODAY!
Remember when...? Listen friend, don't look back on memories that hold you back! If these memories are not good for you, forget them! Throw them out because they prevent you from focusing on today! Listen friend, refuse to let your past obstruct your progress towards your goal. Ok, so some memories may not just go away so easy, but we have a choice, we can choose to drown in the sadness of our past mistakes, or we can refuse to linger in them and choose to move on! This is what Paul is choosing to do, he chooses to forget what is behind and move forward. Press on friend, get past it, there is a goal set before you, not yesterday, nor tomorrow, but today! Make today count, press forward, as it is written, "Therefore leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation from repentance of dead works, and of the faith toward God." Hebrews 6:1 Some people are convinced that they must repeatedly repent and continually ask forgiveness for things that they have done before and have already confessed and have already been forgiven of. Trust me, the blood of Jesus was shed once for all, not needing to be repeated again and again and again!
If you have confessed your sin, he is faithful and just to forgive you and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness! It is finished, no need for more! No need to confess and confess and confess, it is forgiven! Now let us move on, leaving things behind that prevent us from focusing on our goal!