I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
If you resolve to do one thing this year, keep moving forward.
Too often men beat themselves up over past mistakes. You’ll often hear professional athletes talk about having a short memory. Forgetting errors quickly is what allows them to move past a missed throw or a poorly run play. It is inevitable that every man will experience failure. How many of us made a mistake in the previous year? Every man is guilty. Stop focusing on what you did poorly and start looking ahead. Paul is the perfect man to speak to this.
The resume held by the Apostle Paul is extensive, both positive and negative. He had plenty of past success and past failure to base his future action on. Instead of focusing on the past, press on. Whether you set resolutions or not, consider that every day is a day to move forward no matter how yesterday unfolded. Say yes to Jesus in some area of your life every day. Approach each moment as an opportunity to answer the call of obedience to Christ.
DO THIS TODAY: Focus on forgetting the past and keep moving forward.