Moving Forward

The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger. Job 17:9

Yesterday is the advisory of tomorrow.

In my previous blog, Looking Forward I discuss the importance of looking forward, This week I want to discuss the importance of moving forward. Taking action is an essential component of our future, though it can be extremely difficult.

Have you ever felt like a pack horse so weighed down by your past, you felt incapable of moving forward? God’s desire for us is that we get stronger and stronger but often times we find ourselves doing the exact opposite, getting weaker and weaker. When we allow ourselves to focus and move toward the past, it should come to no surprise it affects our progress. If you’re not moving forward, you are behind.

We can not take the consequences of moving backward lightly. A lot of things we deal with on a day-to-day are a direct result of moving in reverse. Some of the biggest strongholds we face such as depression and anxiety are a lot of times linked to what baggage we are carrying from our past, in turn making it hard to move on.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18

Can you imagine trying to get to Antartica by moving north? The same is true when we try to move to the future while motioning the opposite way. While it is ok to learn lessons from your past and remember the incredible things God has done for you, dwelling on the negative of yesterday has zero percent chance of bettering your tomorrow.

Forgetting the former
Embracing the new
Moving forward

8 thoughts on “Moving Forward

  1. Thanks for your post. I love the Isaiah 43:18 passage, but it is Isaiah 43:19 that gives me hope. Even though I may only perceive a wilderness or a desert, God is making a way with streams of living water. I only need to trust him and drink deeply of his living water. I did a post on this last year: ‪Building a Stream of Life-giving Water in a Desert https://140characterchristian.com/2017/12/06/building-a-stream-of-life-giving-water-in-a-desert‬

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Once again, thanks so much for a word fitly spoken to minister to my heart and soul. I am strengthened and encouraged by this timely post.

    Thanks for the recently likes on my blog as well.

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  3. Encouraging article! Philippians 3:13-14: Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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    1. I just saw that you quoted that very passage in the previous article. Sorry.

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      1. Haha no worries bro can’t use that passage enough. So good!

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