God has an amazing purpose and destiny for you, but the degree to which you’ll fulfill your purpose is largely determined by the decisions you make today about your past. It’s hard to grab hold of your future if you’re still clinging to your past.
Every one of us has a yesterday, a past. For some, it was wonderful; for others, it was bad.
Paul reminds us in the passage below that he was determined to let go of everything that was in his yesterday (good and bad) so that he could be free to reach forward into his tomorrow.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead… —Philippians 3:13 (NIV)