Sometimes I get stuck looking back, often asking myself if you would have only done this or
made different choices, things would be so much better. This is clearly a pattern that I had
for years, but I have made a lot of progress and am so thankful, yet I still get stuck sometimes
thinking I need to look back checking to see what would have been the better choice, like I
can do anything about it now. Such frustration and condemnation! I know in my head what is the
right thing yet my heart is not always quick on the draw to get it, so then I have to pick
myself up brush myself off, and start moving forward again. Condemnation only causes harm
and makes me feel less than. That is not what my Heavenly Father say’s about me.
Isaiah 41:10 says: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your
God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
So I look to Him again knowing when He says do not be dismayed I can get up and put one foot in
front of the other, moving forward looking to Him so He can show me the way.
He will do the same for you my beautiful sweet one. Believe me I am not the only
13 Brothers, (sisters) I do not consider myself yet to have laid hold of it. But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.
When I start to look behind, I must turn my
head forward and strive to move on.
He directs my paths and makes me
strong. I look for the goal,
to the prize. That is Jesus Christ my all
in all. Shanna