Philippians 3: 13 - No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, (NLT)
NOT GOING BACK to depression, shame, abuse, old habits we are moving forward in Christ. We are declaring to the world that we are moving forward. The past has no hold on us. Christ has made all things new.
Have you ever been lied to by the enemy, has he used others to abuse you, leaving you in a place of shame, and depression? Has it made you felt like giving-up, to the point of committing suicide? If you are at that place dig deep in your inner man and declare with the little strength you have left inside “I AM NOT GOING BACK MY PAST IS OVER, I AM MOVING FORWARD”.
Philippians 3:14 press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (NIV)
Now that you have used all the strength you have for your declaration, it means you will now have to stumble or crawl but keep going ahead, move forward. You destiny is now in sight. Keep pushing through like the butterfly fighting for dear life to come out of her cocoon. After all the fight what a beauty flies out to live out its life span. YOU are no different just keep pushing.
BEGIN TO CELEBRATE In the process of your struggle begin to celebrate your victory before you get to the finishing line, like the athlete Osain Bolt who recently broke the 100m world record. His celebration began before he hit the tape. You will find strength in your celebration/praise to the finishing line.
KEEP MOVING FORWARD