Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 23, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 06/23/2014 3:08:16 PM PDT by Vision
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. (Philippians 3:13, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Its easy to go through life focused on what didnt work out, who hurt us, or the mistakes weve made. If only I would have finished college. If only I would have spent more time with my children. If only that company wouldnt have laid me off after 20 years. Thats just not right.
As long as youre living in regret, focused on the negative things of the past, its going to keep you from the bright future God has in store. Youve got to let go of what didnt work out. Let go of the hurts and pain. Let go of your disappointments and failures. You cant do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now. Whether it happened 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago, let it go and move forward. If you keep bringing negative baggage from yesterday into today, it will poison your future. You may have had an unfair past, but you dont have to have an unfair future. You may have gotten off to a rough start in life, but its not how you start that matters. Its how you finish.
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to let go of past mistakes, failures and setbacks. I choose to set my eyes on You and move boldly into the good future You have prepared for me in Jesus name! Amen.
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