Tuesday, November 16, 2010
An uphill battle
We all have pasts. We have all traveled from somewhere and are trying to get to another place. But before we pack our bags shouldn't we just kind of slow down a pace and take a look around? I mean a good look around at where we came from? I believe we cannot move forward until we have totally said goodbye to yesterday. If we are still holding on to yesterday it is going to be like this turtle trying to get uphill when all he keeps doing is sliding back down. Too many times we are waiting on the forgiveness of others when all we really need to do is forgive ourselves and find redemption in Christ. Forgiveness of others may never come. We must find a peace in our hearts today so that we can find freedom in Christ. Only He can give us true freedom.
The battle up head is hard enough. None of us know what lies for us tomorrow. But that battle is even heavier when we are still carrying the battle of yesterday with us. The climb is going to be that much harder. So what do we do? Let go of yesterday. Simply let go. Give God yesterday and trust Him with today.
Colossians 3:12-17 "Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering: bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you must also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."
Colossians 3:2 "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth."
Philippians 3:12-14 "Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but on thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."