No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies 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, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.
Philippians 3:13-14, New Living Translation
As nurses in advanced roles, we continuously strive to improve our level of scholarship and be more effective practitioners, administrators, teachers and mentors. Many times our past â€œstrugglesâ€ prevent us from seeing our potential and it can become a barrier to our growth. As we strive to become more like Christ, most of us have â€œpast strugglesâ€ that form barriers to our growth. This scripture challenges us to forget the past that could drag us down and to look forward. I believe that each one of you is a dream in the heart of God â€“ the challenge is to become that dream. Have you ever allowed the past to â€œbog you downâ€ in your walk of God? Can you see the value of looking toward the future and the â€œprizeâ€ that lies ahead?
- After reviewing the above devotional and scriptures, think about the question included in the devotional.
- Share if the above devotional had any personal meaning to you. Have you ever known someone who seemed â€œstuck in the pastâ€ and unable to focus on the future? What is the outcome when that occurs?