Believers should always be growing; always moving forward because if we are not moving forward, we are either standing still, or falling behind. If we always do what we have always done, then we will always be what we have always been. We don’t want to ever become stuck at where we are; we should look towards the future with hope and not be afraid to take the next step toward fulfilling God’s plan for our lives, and God’s plan is all about moving forward no matter what the past looked like. Your past might have been wonderful or it might not have been the best, but your future blessings cannot be obtained as they are ahead of you and not behind you.
There is only one way to move in the kingdom of God and that is forward. When we move forward the Lord will open the doors that He wants you to go through and He will close the doors that no longer serve a purpose for you. The apostle Paul understood this principle when he said in Philippians 3:13 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” It’s important to leave the past behind you so that you can embrace all that God has for your future. If you believe that all things work together for your good, you know that the past has helped make you the person you are today. You may not be all that God wants you to be at this point in time, but you are not the same person you use to be. You have experienced much and your faith has grown to a deeper level. Press on until you reach what lies ahead. There can never be a time or place in our lives that we stop moving forward!We are not finished yet! The future is full of all kinds of possibilities.