Turning the page requires forgetting and straining.
Philippians 3:13 // 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…
If we don't learn how to turn the page:
We won't heal.
We won’t be ready for what’s to come.
We won't appreciate what's to come.
Philippians 3:3-7 // For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence.If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.
Forgetting what is behind means leaving both the good and the bad in the past.
Philippians 3:14 // I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Straining towards what’s ahead means giving all we have to God’s plans.
Reflect on what is hard to forget, make peace with it, so you can leave it.