“ANYWHERE BUT BACKWARDS”
Philippians 3:13- Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
Ø God will never use a person until that person has closed the account on the past, once the past is closed; God brings that person into the position of going forward.
~ Ephesians 4:22,24Put off the Old man, Put on the NEW man!
Author Henry Cloud has ten principles in his book “Never Go Back” he said once we learn them and apply them, we’ll never go back to our old ways of doing things.
Ø Never Again- return to what hasn’t worked
~ Isaiah 55:11 - My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void
Ø Never Again- do anything that requires you to be someone you’re not
~ 1 Peter 4:10-As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another
Ø Never Again- try to change another person
~ Romans 12:2 -do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
Ø Never Again- believe that you can please everyone
~ 1 Corinthians 10:33 - just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit.
Ø Never Again- choose short-term comfort over long-term benefits
~ Jeremiah 15:16 - Your words were found, and I ate them,
Ø Never Again- trust someone or something with flaws
~ Jeremiah 17:5,7 - Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord”
Ø Never Again- take your eyes off the big picture
~ Proverbs 19:21 Amplified ~ Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand.
Ø Never Again- neglect to do due diligence.
Ø Never Again- fail to ask why you are where you are.
Ø Never Again- forget that your inner life determines your outer success
~ 1 Timothy 4:13 - Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you
Exodus 14:15 - And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell my people to go forward.
Jeremiah 7:24 - Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.
You can always tell if a person is living by true bible faith because that person has put themselves in a position where they can’t go back! Closing: 1 King 19:19-21Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6QKWKFD26QKZL)