“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, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus Philippians 3:13-14.”

Whatever we continually feed will grow. The thoughts we continually think or meditate upon feed things into us that can grow to help or hinder us. If we feed our memories our past grows but if we feed our dreams, (our hopes, our imagination) our future can grow. To advance in our calling and purpose in life we have to forget that which is behind as we press forward. We forget the past in terms of its ability to hinder us or of our allowing it to stop what God has for us. Forgetting the past is so important that God emphasized the destruction of our past at the beginning of our relationship with Him, in our becoming new creations. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).” We need to forget:

Past failures.
Past sins.
Past hurts.
Past offences.
Past accomplishments.

Feed your spirit and mind with God’s dream (purpose) for your life. It includes things you can have (1 Corinthians 2:9, 10), the kind of person you can be (Romans 8:29) and what you can do (Ephesians 2:10).


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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