"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
I want to share the three important things he pointed out on his message.
> Commit yourself to forget your failures
> Commit yourself to give up our grudges (Colossians 3:13)
> Commit yourself to restore your relationship
In order for us to move forward, we need to forget our failures. God’s word says we must not allow ourselves to be bogged by our past. We should give up also our grudges because it is an unforgiving spirit that leads to unforgiving actions. It is dangerous because they are destructive. One quotation said, "Unforgiving servants always end up in prison" (prison of anger, prison of guilt, prison of depression). To restore our relationship we must allow the word of God to shape our thinking, attitude and value. As we start year 2010, let us replace all our worries with faith and live with full determination so we can press on toward the goal.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7