Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and creating forth unto those things which are before – Philippians 3:14.
Many focus on the past but can’t go forward to the present. The reason it’s called the past is because it’s the past, you can’t change anything that is in the past, but you can think about your future and plan what you want to accomplish, therefore leaving the past behind.
Many are stuck in their minds on the past, what they should have done, and what they shouldn’t have done. Mistakes and regrets happen, but it does not mean it has to be your future. Learn from your mistakes and regrets and confidently go forth in your future.
There may have been open doors in your life, and you regret you didn’t walk in them. Remember, every door open is not the door God opens. You may have married a person you wish hadn’t; if it’s not abusive, go forward in your marriage and allow God to perfect it. What concerns you concerns God; He will perfect it if you allow Him to.
You may have wanted to attend college but didn’t; it’s never too late to go. You may have started many businesses and failed; the next one could be your success. Don’t give up; stop beating yourself up, and bring God into your business; allow Him to give you His wisdom and knowledge of your business to make it be successful.
Just as much as you want to be successful, God also wants you to be successful; it brings Him glory and gives you blessings. Stop allowing your past to dictate your future; each day we live is another day we can think about how we want our future to be, forget the past, and reach for your destiny. Don’t allow hindrances or stumbling blocks to stop you. Allow the hindrances and stumbling blocks to reinforce your tenacity to be unstoppable.