In today’s society, it is common for us to dwell on the things of the past. However, this can be detrimental to our present and our future! When we hold on to things from the past, we are unable to move forward into the future that God has for us. To reach our full God-given potential, we must be intentional about forgiving, letting go, and moving on.

The first step to the process of living to our potential in Christ is to let go. Whether someone wronged you 20 years ago, 2 years ago, or 2 days ago, we must strive to stop giving it headspace in our lives. Whatever it was, you can’t allow yourself to become a victim! Strive to become a victor and overcome your past! Lean on God—don’t let your past circumstances affect your future!

Next, you must move on! Don’t let the obstacles and adversity you are currently experiencing or will experience in the future stop you from walking in obedience to God! Strive to live out His will for you whatever it takes—with Him, you have the power to overcome any roadblocks! Keep your eyes on the future and on Him—don’t focus on the issues you’re struggling with today. Surrender your life to Him and walk in obedience!

Many people, even Christians, get hung up on the things of the past, or the obstacles of today. Don’t let this be you! Strive to live up to the full potential that God has for you! He has a perfect, unique plan just for you, and He often uses the issues you have struggled with to the benefit of His Kingdom! In a culture that cannot forgive and forget, don’t be afraid to go against the grain. Walk in obedience to God, forgive, let go, and move on with your God-given purpose in life!

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