I have discovered that I have a bad habit...as I come to a stop, or a yield, I look in the rearview mirror and if someone is going a little too fast for my taste, I pray...please don't hit me, Jesus be my rear guard. Ok, maybe not a bad habit, but certainly not healthy. Maybe it's a carryover from being rear ended 2 times, even though that was years ago.
God has challenged me to not look back (as in "Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt."Genesis 19: 26)
He is asking me to look forward like Paul in Philippians 3:14:
"The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus"(CEB)
I don't want to look back any longer, the past is over and I can't change it. I need to live in the present and in His presence. I need to look forward to the upward call. He continues to remind me to "focus upward" on Him.
I love how the Message puts it:
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. (Philippians 3:14)
What do you need to leave in the rearview mirror so you can focus upward on Jesus?
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