Simple question… but I’d never really thought about it that way.
It got me to thinking, looking back at 2009 which period seemed never ending and which period just went by in an instant? Sadly, that the periods that dragged by comes to mind more quickly…
Why is that?
In reading through an old journal I found these words I wrote, somehow they still seemed appropriate.
Pressing toward the Goal
13 .…but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14 NLT (emphasis mine )
Forgetting the past… (Am I focusing too much on the past?)
Looking forward to what lies ahead… (Am I focusing on the good in life?)
In this scripture the Apostle Paul lets us know that unless we forget and let go of the past we are not able to advance in Christ. Advancement comes when we are so focused on what is in front of us we leave ourselves no time to worry about the past and allow it to control what we do.
Jesus wants to be the biggest thing in our lives, not what happened five or ten years ago or even yesterday…
My journal Dec 28, 2002