How To Move Forward

Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling like you are unable to move to that place or work that you know God has called you to? If so, you are not alone. Many times, we try to move forward without letting go of our past and without letting go of the things that hold us back.

Moving forward could mean forgiving yourself and leaving those ill feelings behind, no matter how deeply you were wounded. Even if you were wounded by someone in your spiritual community of family and friends, forgive the situation and realize that it is over. It’s important to know when something has reached its end.

My brothers and sisters, it’s okay to get go and leave people behind! Even the apostle, Paul, had a situation where he had to dismiss himself from his close companion, Barnabas. The scripture says that they had a deep disagreement and had to part company (Acts 15: 36-40). Yes, things happen, even in the church. But like Paul, you must sometimes let go of “people-blockers” to keep moving and accomplish the mission. Press (on) toward the mark of the high calling, which is in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3: 14-15). Regardless of what you are called do, the freedom to accomplish it comes when you recognize what’s holding you back. Let it go!

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” (S. Mariboli)


Pastor R. Mario Howell

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