Aren’t you glad that God never checks with our yesterdays to determine our tomorrows? Unfortunately though, sometimes we do.
In order to succeed you don’t necessarily have to forget about the past, because our past has many great lessons in it; however, we must allow the Holy Spirit to turn loss or perceived failure into stepping stones for our tomorrows.
All great leaders, including Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln, did not have success in their first, second or third attempts. It is said that Thomas Edison made hundreds and hundreds of attempts at creating a functioning light bulb before he finally succeeded.
Similarly, the apostle Paul could have sat in the backside of the desert in embarrassment for the rest of his life because of his treatment of Christians, but he took his forgiveness seriously and became a great success in God’s kingdom.
Philippians 3:13-14 says: Brothers and sisters, 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.
My friend, God has given you a dream, a desire to accomplish something. Please do not allow what you may perceive as a failure to keep you from stepping out in faith and dreaming again.
. . . Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2