“Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead” (Phil 3:13-14).
We Have to Let it Go Because...
- What lies behind cannot be changed, corrected, or manipulated (Matt 27:3-10) — Judas regretted what he had done, tried to give back the money, they wouldn't take it, and so he hung himself.
- What lies ahead is too precious to be affected by our holding on and looking back (2 Tim 4:6–8)
- Our victory in Jesus depends on it (1 Cor 9:24)
- What other choice do we have? (Luke 9:57–62) — holding to the past just slows us down. Such a person who looks back is not fit for the kingdom of a God.