We never want to forget the goodness of God and His blessings each day, but there are certain things in life that we do want to forget. We need to forget our past mistakes. Certainly we learn from our errors, but we don’t need to keep replaying them in our mind and beating ourselves up about what we could or should have done. We also need to forget past hurts from others. It’s easy to drag up old memories about things people said or did to us and let bitterness grow, but it’s time to stop playing the “I am hurt” tape. Instead, let’s move forward with forgiveness and love.
Paul put it this way, “Forgetting those things that are behind and straining toward those things that are ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which Christ Jesus is calling me heavenward.”
Press forward my friends, leaving the past behind.