Have you found the older you get the harder some things are to forget? Perhaps it’s the multiplication factor or just the fact that we have more to remember.
That’s why I take comfort in the Apostle Paul’s instruction that his single focus was to forget. Forgetting was his goal. “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, (NIV.)”
We’re told to forget the poor choice, a disagreement others or even an imperfect project already completed. God wants us to stop thinking about the stupid thing we said. He even wants us to overlook the fact that we may not have been included in something and had our feelings hurt.
Forgetting the past also means staying out of other people’s business and not worrying about what someone else is doing or not doing.
In the same way, our thoughts can become consumed with what people have said about us. If it’s something spot on then fix it, yet if it’s untrue…FORGET IT.
What’s more the good things we’ve done and achievements we have accomplished should also be forgotten. It’s impossible to become a giving Christian while we’re still patting ourselves the back. Abraham Lincoln once said. “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
“Dear Father, please help me to forget my past and with every ounce of energy within my being strain to complete YOUR will for my future. Amen.”