“Complete Your Past”

Categories: Friday First

Complete Your Past

This month we’re talking about building a spiritual life plan. Last week we talked about the problem of limiting beliefs and how we must conquer them. This week we’ll see how completing the past is an essential to designing a better future. While we might wish to ignore the past, it must be addressed. If we choose to ignore it, it will continually haunt us. 

The beauty of Christianity is that it provides us with the ability to do away with the burdens we bear. Jesus offers help, Matthew 11.28-30. God asks us to cast our cares on Him, 1 Peter 5.6-7. He begs us to accept His forgiveness, Hebrews 8.12. And, He promises a new identity, Colossians 3.9b-10. 

We all have a past. We all make mistakes, fail, and sin. What can we do going forward to process these things and begin building our future in a way that glorifies God?

On Sunday, we’ll do three things:

  1. Learn how to conduct an after action review.
  2. Learn how regret can actually reveal opportunities.
  3. Discover how gratitude can be an advantage to us.

As you prepare for Sunday’s worship, please be thinking about these questions:

  • After a win or loss in life, have you ever conducted an after action review?
  • Why is it important to take credit for the things you are doing right?
  • What happens when we fail to learn from our mistakes?
  • What do we normally do with our regrets?
  • Is there a connection between gratitude and goal achievement?

Song Leader: Randy Mullins

Scripture Reading: Ben Baker - Philippians 3.12-14