Next week I am going on a personal retreat to prepare my heart, mind, and soul for 2018. I will take this time to reflect on 2017 and what went well and what are some areas I can improve.
I will set some specific goals for 2018 and begin the process of developing my 2018 vision board. Through this process, I get myself focused for the year ahead. As I celebrate my victories and learn from mistakes of 2017, I will move forward into 2018 with great enthusiasm!
In Philippians 3:12-14 Paul teaches us about forgetting the past and moving forward toward our goals. “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (NIV).
He is teaching us that it does not matter what has happened in the past, but we are to focus on the future. It does not matter how many times you have failed, messed up, or fallen flat on your face, get up… dust yourself off… keep straining toward the goal ahead of you. Realize that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night and tomorrow is a brand new day. It is not going to be easy, that is why Paul uses the word “straining,” but it will be worth it when you press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus.
As you move into 2018, celebrate your past victories, learn from your past failures and use both as motivation to move forward. Do not let your past hold you back. Keep moving forward!
2018 holds brand new opportunities for you. Will you take hold of those opportunities or will you be too chained to your past to even see those opportunities? My encouragement to you is to forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead, press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus!
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