6/2/12 Life Lessons From Gorey To Glory
We all make mistakes and wrong choices. The difference is how you look at the mistake. Do you learn from it, do you take action to correct it? Your attitude towards any mistakes you make will make a big difference in your life. Keeping a positive outlook, learning from your mistakes, and don't hesitate to take action to correct mistakes you have made. Stop returning to the mire.
As you will see in the two verses below, Jesus and the apostle Paul are telling us that we have to learn how to let go of our past. Jesus says "that anyone who is trying to move forward in his walk and call for God, but keeps looking back is not fit for the kingdom of God".
Paul says "that the one thing he makes sure to do in his walk with the Lord is to forget those things which are behind him and press forward into those things which now lie ahead of him". Once you put these two verses together, one right next to the other, you get perfect revelation from the Lord on this issue.
Truthfully, the bottom line you have to learn how to let fully go of your past before you can start to proceed full steam ahead in your divine destiny for the Lord. If you do not learn how to let your past fully go you will stay stuck and grounded right where you are at, and you will never fully accomplish everything that God would’ve had in store for you in this life. And that will be an eternal regret that you will carry with you once you enter into heaven and the Lord shows you how much more you could have accomplished for Him in this life had you allowed Him to unchain you from your hurtful past or as my Pastor likes to say "gorey" past. The choice is yours.
You can either choose to stay fully bound up in your past or where you're at presently and you can continue throwing pity parties and blameing everyone and everything for your miseries and mistakes or you can choose to rise up and make a brand new fresh start with the Lord by choosing to fully surrender your entire life into His hands and then work with Him to get your past fully cleaned up so that you can then start to fully live in the present again, and then fly into the divine destiny that He has already planned out for your life.
For many of you who are severely bound up with things that may have occurred in your past, or you may be still entwined right this moment, realize that God will give you an ample and reasonable amount of time to get your past cleaned up.
Many of you will need an inner healing from the Lord on certain issues. Though the two verses I use below state that God wants you to let go of your past so you can fully consume yourself into what He has in store for you in this life, God will not expect some to make this kind of quantum leap overnight, especially if some of your past hurts have been extreme and traumatic.
One of the things I have found out in my own personal journey with the Lord is what happens after you initially enter into this full surrender with Him. What God will do with you is take you back down memory lane and bring back up to your remembrance many things that have occurred in your past. The reason He will do this is so you can learn from your past. He will show you where He was at and where He was not at on certain things. He will show you some of the good things you did and some of the bad things you did so you can learn from those past mistakes and not repeat them in the future. You will have to repent and forgive.
The first verse I'm talking about is coming directly from Jesus Himself. Here is what He has to say about this basic principle:
-;- Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Did you notice that Jesus says that “no one” who keeps looking back on his past is fit for His kingdom. The words “no one” is an all-inclusive word. It means all of us, absolutely no exceptions. In other words, Jesus is wanting all of us to get a grip on this revelation and get it properly worked into our mindsets so we can all plow straight ahead into the calls and divine destinies that He has in store for us in this life.
The second verse I'm talking about is coming from the apostle Paul. Paul really puts this revelation in proper perspective in relation to the big picture. Here is how he puts it:
-;- Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
You can take your first step in the right direction today.
All my love, by Sharon P. Hood
In His service Sharon P. Hood