The very fact that you’re still alive proves that God is not finished with you. Paul said, it would be better for him to go on and be with the Lord, but it was more needful for us that he still remained alive in the flesh to minister the Word of God to us. The Lord used him greatly to write the inspired scriptures to us. The Bible tells us “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus “(Philippians 3:13,14 )
What does that mean? Well it is different for each of us. If you have children, then your job from God is obvious. You are to do your best to take care of them, most of all spiritually and train them in the ways of the Lord, and his Word. Beloved this is not a suggestion but it is a commandment from the Lord. Forget the things that are behind. Do you really have time to dwell on your past? Especially your sins and mistakes? Toynbee said “The only thing that we learn from history is that we never learn from history.”God help us, this should not be the case for believers.The Lord wants us to learn from our mistakes and not to make them again, and even make progress.The Future is as bright as the promises of God! “But the path of the just is as the shinning light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18). Ask by faith for forgiveness, believe God’s Word that you are forgiven, forgive others, and yourself, and press forward in your Christian life, and remember that someday soon we will see Jesus, and do you want him to say to you? “Well done thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”(Matthew 25:23). You can’t live on your past glory’s either. “There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”(Ecclesiastes 8: 8 ).
You don’t retire ever from the Lord’s service! Remember only the good things that God has blessed you with and all the miracles he has done for you and draw strength from them and praise and thank him for all those good blessings and great and little miracles he has done for you. There are so many big and little miracles he has done for you. Write them down and reflect back on them. Are little miracles and small things important? You bet they are.The loss of a NAIL caused the loss of a shoe, and the loss of a shoe caused the loss of a horse, and the loss of a horse caused the loss of a King, and the loss of a King caused the loss of a kingdom. all because of one little nail.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen