MOVE ON (1)
The word ‘move on’ in our theme this time means that everything we go through should not make us worse off. To the contrary, it encourages us to cope with any obstacles and challenges with boldness in order to overcome them (Isaiah 43:17-19).
There are Christians who cannot ‘move on’, who cannot go on with their lives. How come? Because they cannot leave their past behind themselves. Just because they cannot let go of their bad memories, or even their good memories. For example, from a couple who have just broken up, one cannot forget the good memories they have had together, while the other cannot enter any new relationship due the bad memories he or she still has.
Therefore, the Apostle Paul advised, “. But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal…” (Philippians 3:13-14).
In order to achieve our goals, we should still do what God wants us to do in our lives. Therefore, do not stop or give up even though we are confronted with situations that hinder us to ‘move on’. Indeed we can think of many reasons that prevent us from ‘moving on’, but there is also one sure reason through which we can do it right and that is, “..I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
God does not want us to remain in adversity “though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand” (Psalm 37:24).