If we must suffer, let us suffer for what truly counts.
Before Christ, our past counts for nothing and everything is meaningless. There's no assurance or confidence in a lifeless past. Looking back only slows us down. It robs us of peace and kills our joy.
Once we know Christ everything counts towards our eternal future, with our past being dead and buried. Why do we bring it back and relive it in our mind? It is useless effort to relive what's buried. Let it go!
Christ who is alive and active came to give abundant life, confident hope and eternal security, John 10:10. Live in the future with Christ and focus on His truth. The truth of Him giving us victory at The Cross.
We can't walk in victory if we don't fix our minds on His promises of hope and set our eyes towards Heaven which is our eternal home.
We are in a race to win. A runner has only one focus, the finish line. We can't run the opposite way and expect to cross the finish line. Focus on the victory!
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Have a victorious kind of week!