The Power of Letting Go

Joyce Meyer – Oct 24, 2023
An open Bible on a desk being read for a daily devotional.

Adapted from Wake Up to the Word

Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Paul learned the power of overcoming his past. In Philippians 3:13 he said it was his aim—his “one aspiration”—to forget what was behind him, and God used him mightily.

I wonder what would happen in your life if you made it your one aspiration to move past your past. Just imagine what God could do in your life if you stopped focusing on the events of yesterday. I believe He would totally revolutionize every area of your life.

To move forward into God’s best is going to take determination. There are lots of things that want to hold you back, including events from your past. But if you’ll make it your one aspiration, you can move past yesterday, enjoy today, and go boldly into tomorrow.

Prayer of the Day: Lord, help me let go of the past and move forward in You. I ask that my sole aspiration would be to embrace Your plans for today and tomorrow, amen.