The Past I’ve Left Behind – A Poem

The past I’ve left behind me
pursues me in the dark
trying to persuade me
I’ll never hit the mark

But I keep pressing forward
to the life that lies ahead
where God has promised glory
my prize for which He bled

The past has no hold on me
for the Son has set me free
my future is eternal life
His child I’ll forever be

12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT).

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3 responses to “The Past I’ve Left Behind – A Poem

  1. Wow, this is a blessed one, Linda! Thank you for your faithfulness to write throughout Lent and God bless you as you do!

    • Deb, We studied the Philippians passage in Bible Study Fellowship this week so it was a perfect inspiration. After reading the lesson I awoke in the middle of the night with the idea for this poem in my head, so I wrote it down – in the dark because I didn’t want to turn the light on – and was surprised how readable it was. :) Peace, Linda

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