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Have you ever noticed how often you hear the admonition, “Don’t forget …!” We have lots of “don’t forget’s” in our lives. “Don’t forget your keys! Don’t forget your phone! Don’t forget to take out the trash! Don’t forget to brush your teeth! Don’t forget… Don’t forget… Don’t forget…!”
On the other hand, it’s rarer to hear someone say, “Forget about it!” However, in our world of “don’t forget’s,” there are some “forget about it’s” we need to remember!
Paul, the apostle, wrote about this. Look at his words in Philippians 3:13-14 (TLB) “ No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God is calling us up to heaven because of what Christ Jesus did for us.”
Yes, Paul said, “There’s something you need to forget about!” It’s called, “the past!” Don’t let the pain, shame, failures, and frustration of your past lay on the shoulders of your soul slow down your spiritual journey. Forget about it!
Remember, the next time the devil reminds you of your past failures, stand strong in God’s grace and forgiveness. Learn your lesson but don’t be burdened with your past. Forget about it!