If there would be anything in our lives that can potentially side rail us it would be the various distractions of life. We are so often tempted to let life's worries and temptations choke our daily commitment to Christ. There are times when the distractions can deter us from not only spending time with the Lord but actually putting into practice the things that we know would help us and encourage us along the way.
The Apostle Paul knew that he was not perfect and still had room to grow--but he made a decision to not let that hinder him but instead used that truth to push him forward in growing more into Christ. There is one thing that is crucial that Paul decided, and it is something that we too need to pay very close attention to--"forgetting what is behind." So often the things of the past--hurts, rejection, unforgiveness, and failures can hinder us. Even if things were good in the past it can still hinder us from pursuing anything new because we want to hold on to tradition or the way things always were. The past can often strangle the joy out of us.
The invitation for each of us today is to pursue the Lord is such a way that we do not let the past hinder us in any way but push forward to be the best we can be for Christ.
In light of the COVID-19, the past way of doing things will no longer exist but we will need to learn new ways of living. It is the same in our spiritual lives--lets find new ways of living that bring excitement and growth into our lives!