“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead” Philippians 3:13, Amplified.
Picture a car crash that has taken place. Broken glass is everywhere. Air bags have deployed. It’s a mess. Imagine the crash is a negative situation you encountered in life, in which you barely made it out alive. You’re standing there on the side of the road looking at what has happened and you feel completely devastated. Do you have that image in your mind? Good.
Maybe you have moved forward in a lot of areas in your life, but there still remains an area where you are stuck. The enemy would love for you to stay at that crash site for years to come. Understand that God’s promises are in front of you, not behind you. If God has promised you restoration, you’ll receive it as you move forward. If He promised reconciliation of a broken relationship, you’ll receive it as you move forward. What does that look like for us as believers? It’s receiving God’s strength to love and forgive like the crash never happened.
That’s how you get unstuck. You say goodbye to the past and you move forward, trusting that God’s promises healing and restoration are ahead of you, not behind you.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Help me God, I’m stuck. I’m trying to move forward, but I need your help. Help me say goodbye to the situation and move forward in faith. As I obey you, I trust that you will heal my heart, mind and emotions from all the damage done. I forgive everyone and I move forward by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.