Move Forward & Overcome

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- 

I decided to write to you guys once again, think of it as a part II to my post from earlier today.  In this moment in time, we are going to talk about moving forward-let’s move forward together.   We have left our past behind, we are no longer looking in our rearview mirrors – so now we are taking steps to move to what’s ahead.   In fact, I dare you to get up from your seat; whether you are sitting inf front your desk at work or in front of your home computer.  I dare you to get up, turn and take a step forward in a new direction.  How did you feel?  When you took that step, did you feel a sense of empowerment?  A sense of change? 

Moving Forward

When we say goodbye to our past and we turn our lives into a new direction; we feel empowered, we feel adventurous, sometimes we even feel afraid.  Moving forward can be the best thing that we ever do, because as we began to move we gain strength to overcome adversity.  The strength to be all that we are destined to be comes from our moving forward.  The boldness to speak our minds, comes from moving forward. We have to move forward. So, I encourage you to do two things- leave your past behind and move forward.  Those two things go hand-in hand and you must complete both to walk in to the newness of life.  May you be strengthened to be all that God has designed for you to be. May you be strengthened to change the world. May you be strengthened to change the world!  Move forward to overcome. 

Until next time, 

Mo 🙂 

Stop Looking In The Rearview Mirror

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-

Today I decided to discuss something that would help us embrace this next season in our lives, the removal of our past.  In order to discuss the past, it’s place in our lives and its importance- we are going to discuss one of my favorite activities- driving.  Do you drive?  If so, how long have you been driving? Would you describe yourself to be a good driver? Or are people afraid to ride with you in a car?  I love to drive, driving gives me a sense of freedom and adventure.  When my dad taught me how to drive, he taught me all of the parts of the car- with their names and functions as well.  My dad was a big believer in using your mirrors- side, rearview, etc.  He stressed how essential these mirrors were for keeping me safe when they were used correctly.  If I was backing out of a parking space, I would look behind me in my rearview mirror to make sure nothing was coming.  If  I needed to switch lanes, I would use my side mirrors to make sure the coast was clear before I  embarked on the adventure of “lane switching”.  My dad taught me the tools I needed to travel in the safest way possible.

What does driving have to do with the past?  That’s an excellent question.  Think of your past to be like a rearview mirror.  We sometimes look to our past before we take our lives out of park, and begin to embark on our next adventure.  Other than that, we shouldn’t spend so much time looking behind us, focusing on our past.  We should look at  the place where we are presently (side mirrors) to move forward to where we want to go. Think about it.  If we are driving and we look in our rearview mirror the whole time instead of focusing on what is in front of us, we’ll crash and hurt ourselves- worst, someone else.  We hurt ourselves and we hurt others when we live our lives in the past, when we are moving forward yet looking behind us.  Our decisions no longer only affect us but they those around us, so we have to stop looking in our rearview mirrors.

Leave-Your-Past-Behind

The Apostle Paul wrote: “Brothers and sisters, 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.” (Phil. 3:13-14)

Paul knew that he did not have everything in his life together.  He did not come to the place where he was the perfect Christian or had perfect faith, but he was striving for perfection.  In order to reach that place of newness and perfection in Jesus Christ, you must forget your past.  You must stop living your life looking in the rearview mirror.  You have to look ahead of you and know that as you are striving forward, God is walking with you and He will help you reach your life goals.  He will help you, but first you must stop living life looking in the rearview mirror.  Stop looking in the rearview mirror.  

Until next time,

Mo 🙂