Does our past mistake ruin our future? The simple answer to that question is NO! When you make Jesus the King of your life He can and will bring correction to your past mistakes, if you let Him. The bible tells us in Lam. 3:22-23 that God’s mercies are new every morning. God is merciful to forgive, that is why Jesus shed His Blood. So our problem is not that God holds our sins and mistake against us. No, our problem is that we can’t get our eyes off of our past
Paul the apostle is the person who wrote and influenced the majority of the New Testament, and also gave us great insight to what Christ did and accomplished in His death and resurrection. He, before his conversion and belief in Christ, was a person who opposed Jesus and tried to destroy His name and Church. Yet, God in His love and mercy, reach out embraced Paul and forgave him of his past rebellion and sins. Paul then went on to be one of the greatest builders of the Church and he brought countless multitudes into a relationship with Christ.
So, what did Paul do to help him separate himself from his past and accomplish so much for God in his future? The answer is found in the book of Philippians.
Php 3:13 but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before me.
Paul said I will not keep my mind on my past mistakes. I will set my eyes on the destination God has for me. This is how he accomplished so much. Let me ask you a question. If you set out on the highway to go to a certain destination but as soon as you left town all that you did was kept your eyes on the rear view mirror looking at the place you left. What would happen to you? You would crash! You can’t move forward in life if you keep your eyes on your past! So STOP looking at where you came from, and start looking at where God is taking you! If you have not experienced the God’s love, mercy and forgiveness, don’t wait call on him today and he will rescue you!
My name is Ponce Leon and I pastor Victorious Faith Center. I invite you to like us on facebook.com/VictoriousFaithCenter and join us every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. and DISCOVER GOD’S BEST FOR YOUR LIFE!