We can’t let our past failings keep us. I think that’s maybe why it is so easy to slink back into old habits. We, at times, never confidently establish that the past is the past. But, as it stands, what is behind IS behind and what is ahead IS ahead.
I can’t tell you how many time I rehearse past failings. Over and over it goes. Like a train with no destination. I let the past determine who I am in the future and never allow myself to be free.
You see, freedom is a choice. It’s not just something we learn. It’s something we do.
Freedom, just like love, is a verb. An action. A lifestyle.
The only way that we can live freely in its purest form is to take hold of who we are in Jesus. The things on earth just don’t do it for me. TV. Books. Friends. Facebook. Music. Food. Yes, they distract me for a while, but they have not a constant effect.
This is what we must do:
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:12 – 14, ESV