On the drive home this afternoon, I heard Dr. Tony Evans elaborate on this verse with a thought like this:
Paul had to forget his murderous past to become an apostle; to write 13 books of the New Testament!
The timing of his sermon today was funny (in a "coincidental" kind of way, if you know what I mean ;D ). I woke up this morning to a dream about two things from my past that I love deeply. Well, two places is more accurate to say. It was kind of a sad way to wake up because I was suddenly starting this beautiful day with longing, sadness, confusion, and some regret as I sat in bed mulling over the past.
Sometimes forgetting is a blessing.
I do not mean that we should lose sight of everything and everywhere we have been before, but they need to be left in their proper place- behind.
What is ahead of us is GREATER than what is behind.
I know I keep quoting this book, but I really can't help it! Haha:
-In Charge, Dr. Myles Munroe
I just want to lose sight of this sadness.
I want to lose all sense of the control that runs through my veins when I think of my permanently fixed past.
I just want to forget so I can move forward.