Today's Scripture | 

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

Our potential does not lie in our yesterdays. It cannot be found in what we have already accomplished, our potential starts with today and what we do with today.

Many of us allow the past to sabotage our potential. We replay old regrets, are paralyzed at the scene of personal tragedy, and waste away our days on what-might-have-beens. We fail to move forward because we have not dealt with the wounds of the past.

Conversely, some of us destroy our potential by resting on the laurels of one shining moment in the past. Did your company break all sales records last year? Keep working hard or you could be looking for a job. Did you make honor roll last semester? Do your homework; the challenge is still in front of you.

Paul encourages us to stretch into the future, reaching for the things that are ahead. Our potential lies in the grades that we have not made, the promotions that we have not earned, and the souls that we have not won.

The greatest tragedy is a life that fails to fulfill its God-given purpose and potential. Let’s forget about the things that lie behind us in the past to get moving towards all the potential God has packed into our future.

A Prayer for You Today...

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you have the courage to let go of the past and embrace your future. May the Spirit of the Lord transform you from glory to glory! In Jesus' name, amen.