Let it Go – Let it Go

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. 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.
Philippians 3:13‭-‬14 NIV

Are you a person who lives in the past? I know many who do. The past for some is hard to let go of. Maybe you got hurt in the past. Maybe you feel guilt or shame for some thing said or done. Maybe your holding on to a bunch of anger from the past. Regardless of why your chaining yourself to the past, the past holds you down. It holds you back from joy, love and so many other things. Do you have trouble showing you love someone … might be because your focusing on the past and not what’s right in front of you… .In this passage Paul is talking about not focusing on the past instead focusing on the path before you. Christians can learn from the past, but we are not bound to the things we have done or to the hurts from our past. Instead of being chained by our past, we can move forward, knowing that we carry Christ’s love, grace, and forgiveness always.

If you struggle with letting go, and being stuck in the past, start with forgiveness. Amen.