Summary: We have to let go of the past and keep Moving Foward
6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Priest, an evangelist, and a minister were in a rowboat in the middle of a pond fishing. None of them had caught anything all morning. ? ?
Then the evangelist stands up and says he needs to go to the bathroom so he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water to shore. He comes back ten minutes later the same way. ? ?
Then the minister decides he needs to go to the bathroom, too, so he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water to shore. He, too, comes back the same way ten minutes later. ? ?
The priest looks at both of them and decides that his faith is just as strong as his fishing buddies and that he can walk on water, too. He stands up and excuses himself. As he steps out, he makes a big splash down into the water. ? ?
The evangelist looks at the minister and says,"I suppose we should have told him where the rocks were."
It’s easy to go through life looking in the rearview mirror.
Focused on what didn’t work out,
Who hurt us, or the mistakes we made.
- If only I would have gone to college.
- If only I would have spent more time with the kids.
- If only that company wouldn’t have laid me off after 20 years.
What I have noticed is as long as we focused on the regrets,
Or on the negative things of the past,
It’s going to keep you from the bright future God has in store for you.
As long as you are hanging on to your past ___You will never be able to reach your future
You’ve got to move forward and let go of what didn’t work out.
- Let go of all that regrets.
- Let go of the aches & pains.
- Let go of all the exes.
- Let go of your disappoint & failures.
So what you messed up!
So what you did not get it right the first time
Guess what you are not perfect
Leave the past in the past
Look at the person beside you and say this
You can’t do anything about your past,
You cant change anything that you have done.
You can’t change anything that you said
You can’t change anything that you have been a part of
Whether happen 20 years or 10 years ago you’ve got to let go & move forward.
Let me tell you something
If you keep bring up negative baggage from yesterday into today
It will———— poison your future.
You may have had an unfair past.
People might have done you wrong
Your family might have done you wrong
The job may have done you wrong
The church may have done you wrong
I’m not debating that.
We all have a sad story
But the truth is you just because you had an unfair past
Does not mean you have to have an unfair future.
You may have gotten off to a rough start in life.
• But it’s not how you start that matters,——- it’s how you finish.
Don’t let what somebody did
Or didn’t do for you be an excuse to live sour.
a bad break,
a bad divorce,
Or a bad childhood causes you a setback.
You cant change how mean your dad was to you
You can’t change how bad your mom was
You can’t change how that family member hurt you
You can’t change the Mental abuse You went through
You can’t change the physical abuse
But this morning you have to lay it down and move forward
And let God MAKE IT RIGHT.
I want you to know this morning
Nothing that has happened to you———— is a surprise to God.
The loss of a family member didn’t catch God off guard.
When you lost your job———HE was not worried
The relationship that didn’t work out.
God was not surprised about that
The business that you opened that didn’t make it