This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Hebrews 8:12 (ESV)
Today, I am encouraging you to release the past for good.
Recently, we talked about the difference between being on an adventure and a quest. An adventure is about you while a quest is about something greater than yourself; more specifically, a quest leads to you helping others, and you are redefined in the process.
When I look to the Scriptures, I realize that the apostle Paul was definitely on a quest. Paul teaches us in Philippians 3 that when we’re on a quest, we have to have the courage to forget some things.
For example, think of Paul’s past. He was a self righteous man. He was also a murderer. He would have probably even been considered a terrorist. Yet as awful as these things were, once Paul repented, he released the past. The key is that he saw himself as worthy to take upon the assignment that God had put before him.
Sometimes we struggle to fully embrace being on a quest because we’re still allowing choices from our past to have power over us. As much as we try to leave the past in the past, sometimes we fail at genuinely forgiving ourselves. What Paul is teaching us is that it is time to release it all into God’s hands.
Whatever you’re holding onto, repent again if that will make you feel better, then release it. As you do so, hold onto these words: “…I will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12 (ESV)
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So today, release the past.