Releasing Your Past To Access Your Future – Seeds Of Destiny Devotional, 14th August 2022 By Pastor Paul Enenche
SCRIPTURE: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Philippians 3:13.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you cannot release the negative past, you cannot access the positive future.
It has been confirmed that one thing that keeps people in perpetual bondage and affliction is the refusal to let go of the past.
One thing to know is: if you cannot release the negative past, you cannot access the positive future.
Dragging your yesterday into today makes arrival in tomorrow impossible. Until you forgive and forget the errors, mistakes, missed opportunities, hurts, and pains of the past, you cannot access your future. You must forfeit and forgo the opportunities of the past because you cannot hold on to the past and take hold of the future at the same time. You cannot walk backwards into tomorrow.
There could be emotional baggage, regrets, bitterness, pain, un-forgiveness, that have been following you for many years; you must drop them in order to lay hold of your future or reach where God wants you to reach in life.
Philippians 3:13 says,
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Beloved, forgive and forget your past. If you cannot release the negative past, you cannot access the positive future. There are some hurting letters or text messages you have kept that should be torn or deleted. And more importantly, wipe them off your memory if you must access your destiny. This is because as long as you keep looking at them and remembering the past, you cannot get to your future. What to do if you failed before is to rise and start again and do it better; failure is not meant to hold you down.
Beloved, you might have missed an opportunity in the past; the good news is that several other opportunities are coming your way. Someone might have hurt you, but do not be bitter. The hurt is to make you better, not bitter. So, release your negative past to access your positive future.
Remember this: If you cannot release the negative past, you cannot access the positive future.
1. By all means, release your negative past.
2. Always set a vision ahead of you and walk towards it.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I receive Your grace to forgo and forfeit my negative past, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: TWENTY DESTINY CAPSULES.
QUOTE: When a person does not learn from the failure and success of the people in time past, he repeats history.
Culled from, “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr. Paul Enenche
DAILY BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 25-27.
AMAZING FACT: The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Be released from every negativity of your past right now in the Name of Jesus Christ. Receive the grace to access the future in Jesus’ Name.