“Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. (Joshua 1:2, NKJV).
If there is anyone I know that does not dwell in the past, it is God. He is a master in the art of moving on. Yes Moses was a great man. He did mighty things. But after his death God made sure Joshua didn’t mourn him for too long a time. There was a future waiting to be entered. It was bigger than the past.
This reminds me of the mentality of Paul in the book of Philippians 3:13 (NLT). He said, “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead”. Paul knew that the past was not a place to dwell. Greater things lay ahead.
In 2015, dwelling in the past can hinder you from making much progress. Here are areas you absolutely should not dwell on this year. 1. Your past successes. Someone said that, “The enemy of success is past achievements”, I agree. 2. Your past failures. Past failures could be in business, career, relationships, etc. Because you failed does not mean you will fail again, it only means you get another chance to do better. Get the past behind you and move on.
The past should be a library and not a home. It is a place to go and learn and not live. Someone may have hurt/disappointed you last year. Or it could be the mistakes that you made. The past is past. The only place it exists is in the mind. It is no longer real, let it go. It is a trap you shouldn’t put yourself into. For those of you who think last year was a great year, you haven’t seen anything yet. It will be great deception to think the past has a potential to be better than the future. Today is a gift and tomorrow is the best day of your life. Enter it! Great year ahead my friend. #BeInspired.