I read a good blog this morning by Ed Welch. Sometimes we can get bogged down by what has happened to us or by us in our past. Sometimes it immobilizes us and sometimes it slows us down enough to turn us inward into a downward spiral of overthinking. As Welch discusses these past events can be failures or bad decisions but, like Paul, can also be our past successes. I love how Scripture points us forward instead of into the past. From the very beginning we are led forward to keep our eyes on the prize. Jesus said he was going ahead to prepare a place for us. Paul encourages us to forget what lies behind but consider what remarkable grace has been bestowed upon us.
Take a look at this blog and consider how you might more forward instead of held in the past.