Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Your past does not have to be the determining factor of your present, or your future! Whether you came from an abusive past, a difficult past, a failed past, a rebellious past, you can move on/forward as a Christ follower. I have a theory about this: The people of the world focus on what they are overcoming; Christians focus on what they are becoming. The Christian’s future is so full and rich and exciting that it supersedes whatever happened in the past.
Christ followers can move on, living in light of the Christ who overcame their past. Paul said it this way to the new Christ followers in Corinth, If anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation. Old things [our past] have been done away with and the new [our potential future] is now at hand (2 Corinthians 5:17 – emphasis mine).
Furthermore, there is the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, who is actively engaged in helping each Christ follower in conforming to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).
Your past is your past, but you need not be preoccupied with it. You have an incredible future because of what Christ has done. Onward, and Upward dear Christ follower!
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 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 3:13-14)