Paul once said: “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” (Philippians 3:13, NIV).
I remember a man who drew a marvelous masterpiece that even his master could not find any flaws from it. As a result, this man gazed frequently at his artwork and stopped painting anymore.
One day, he was terribly surprised when somebody destroyed his work. Later, he found out that it was his master who did it. He came to his master with the ill-feeling as he questioned his unjust deed.
The master told him that his artwork is truly remarkable and wonderful. However, his success in that masterpiece is also the start of his downfall. He told him to get his pencil again and do not regret the sacrifice. As a result, he was able to produce more beautiful masterpieces which are still being adorned up to this time in Greece.
By forgetting what is behind, it will help us not to settle in the victory of the past. This is where we will continue to pursue the goal for which God has called us. Many beautiful things to accomplish are ahead of us. Truly, the best is yet to come for 2019!