Do you remember …

Two little boys got into a fight. But the next morning Johnny took his cap and headed for Bobby’s house again. Surprised, Johnny’s big brother teased him.

“You’re going to go play with Bobby again? I thought you had a fight last night and was never going to have anything more to do with him! Funny memory you have!” the older brother chided.

Johnny looked a little sheepish, dug his toe into the carpet for a moment, then flashed a satisfied smile as he hurried away.

“Oh! Bobby and me are good forgetters!” he said.

How about you? Are you a good forgetter?

God is.

“And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins,” Hebrews 8:12.

“Bad forgetters” stumble over what they remember that should be forgiven and forgotten to the past. The Apostle Paul gives us an example of keeping our eyes on what lies ahead so that we can forget the troubles of yesterday.

“… but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us,” Philippians 3:13b-14.

Are you focused on what lies ahead? Or stalled by all the things you’re remembering from the past? How could your life change if you changed your focus?