Well Ladies, So glad you joined me on this journey, this Quest for Wholeness! Just like Paul and Joshua, we all have things in our life we need to forget.
- Forget doesn't mean that our past never comes in our mind again, but that we stop acting on the memory of it.
If not, we might stay linked to a past that hinders us from the future, the Promised Land, or the Wholeness that God intends. Our pasts and futures all look different, but wholeness is a part of every believer’s future who links to the truth of God’s word rather than the reality of their past. Linked to our past keeps us connected to who we were.
Joshua could have easily stayed linked to Moses’ memory and missed the Promised Land. But Joshua listened and responded to God in obedience. Joshua learned to trust in God’s love. He learned that God’s word and direction for His life was good, right, and true. Paul learned the same lesson. Paul said, “what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. (Phil. 3:7) Therefore, Paul said he forgot those things which were behind and reached forward to those things which were ahead. (Phil. 3:13)
I always think about the way God’s spiritual healing in my life affected my children’s life. I remember the day my daughter (10 at the time) heard my testimony of my ugly sinful past. Wise for her age she said, “Mom, do you realize how different my life would be if Jesus had not changed your life?” WOW! Girl, do I ever!
Are there things in your life that you have been able to forget, to leave behind, or let God bury and therefore, experienced His healing and wholeness in your life? What areas of your life have been affected because of that healing?