“…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13-14
Recently, I heard a minister say, “Stop worrying about hindsight so God can give you insight.” I want you to ponder that thought for a few minutes. Clearly, the past cannot be changed, but it can be erased. Yes, you read that right! Your past can be erased!! That is one of the great things about God, when He forgives, He also forgets (Isaiah 44:34).
So first things first, if you already know God then you know that He loves you and has your best interests in mind. However, if you are reading this and you are thinking, yeah that would be nice! Someone actually forget my past! Let me introduce you to my very best friend, Jesus.
To have a relationship with him all you have to do is confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, that he lived, died, and rose again. Repeat after me, Lord Jesus, I come before you to say thank you for dying for me. I confess my sin and ask you to come into my heart. Your word says that when I confess my sins that You are faithful and just to cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). I receive what You did for me on the cross and I thank You for accepting me through Your blood. I ask this in Jesus name Amen!
Well, congratulations and welcome to the best family ever, the family of God! You can call on the Lord day or night and He promises that His eyes are upon you and His ears are open to your prayers (Psalm 34:15). How cool is that?!
The God of the whole creation now dwells inside of you. He sees you and now your past is gone as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12).
Now, as you start this beautiful journey with the Lord or if you are continuing this journey, please remember that God does love you. He knows how many hairs are on your head and He created you for purpose (Luke 12:7; Ephesians 2:8-10).
Allow God to give you insight to what His plans are for you. I guarantee His plans are far beyond what you can think or imagine. Begin to seek after Him and always remember a relationship is two-sided so God does talk, if we only listen. Until next time, know that you are perfectly loved and the insight you have now is far better than hindsight.
Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.