Turn The Page – Forgetting & Straining

Pastor Isaiah Board

December 27, 2020

  • "You don't get invited to every party."
  • 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.
1. Forgetting

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.
  • Leave it!
2. Straining

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.