Don’t look backward, Move Forward 👣

Sometimes it seems like our past comes back to haunt us. Whether from choices we made or things that happened to us, the cycle of shame can leave us feeling stuck and unable to move forward.

Keep your eyes on Jesus. Continue Looking forward and being prepared for His return. We must leave the past behind us. Never to be remembered again. I think of lots wife. They were told not to look back. The temptation was too strong. She couldn’t bear to leave the things she loved.

Oh, friend, we know how difficult it is to feel like we are constantly thinking about the choices, decisions, and mistakes we’ve made and then be filled with shame and regret, but what if you end up missing what God has in store for you because you’re too busy looking backward?

When the Israelites were on their way to the promised land, they got stuck in the wilderness and began looking back at what they had in Egypt. It seemed easier to cling to what they knew instead of looking to the unknown ahead. But God had a purpose for their future. And He needed them to move on from what they had left behind first.

Just like He did for the Israelites, God has a purpose for your future, too. He has so much more ahead for you than what you left behind.

I read this on You Version Bible app. I thought it was a great reminder.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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