This aspect of looking forward to what may lie ahead and not focusing on the past is the key to enjoying success. It needs to become our goal and our aspiration. Something we strive for and towards. This needs to be a daily focal point so that we do not fall into the trap!

Philippians 3:13But one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.

The Bible actually gives a stern warning to those who live and constantly keep looking over their shoulder to the past.

Luke 9:62Jesus said unto him, no man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back (to the things behind), is fit for the kingdom of God.


God is not looking for ‘rear-view mirror’ focused people. God is looking for those who will step forward, confident that God is already there. We need to fight the good fight and win.

2 Timothy 4:7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
We need to run the race and to finish the course. We need to get to know God better and enjoy all He has for us. He will not disappoint us!

Hosea 6:3Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him! Then He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.

The promise is that as you and I press on, God will respond and arrive in our lives. Let us not always be looking in the rear-view mirror of our lives but let us grab hold of today and make the most of it, trusting God with the big picture as He reveals it to us bit by bit and with each step we take!

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