You can’t do anything about your past but you can do something about your future. Receiving God’s mercy and moving forward is illustrated by the story of three men carrying two sacks each. A passerby asked the first man what is in the sacks. The sacks on my back is filled with all the good things that have happened to me”, he said.
“The sack in the front is filled with all the bad”. He was constantly focused on the bad things in front of him so he couldn’t even see the good on his back.
You can’t do anything about your past but you can do something about your future
The stranger asked the second man the same question but received an opposite response. “The sack in the back is filled with the bad things,” he said. “The sack in the front is filled with the good things”. At least he could see the good and not focus on the negative. But both of the sacks being so full still weighed him down and made life a burden for him.
Finally, the stranger asked the third man the same question. “The sack on my chest is filled with my accomplishments and victories”, he said. “The sack on my back is empty”. “Why is it empty? ” the stranger asked. “I put all my mistakes, failures, guilt and shame in that sack, and i cut a hole in the bottom to release them”, he said. “That way, i am weighted in the front more than the back so I keep moving forward. In fact, the empty sack in the back acts as the sail in the wind moving me ahead”.
People may have treated you unfairly in the past. People you love and care for paying you back by being resentful and unfair towards you. It’s okay to keep complaining and carrying that baggage of bitterness and strife but trust me, you can’t go far with that baggage. Like that third man,you have to let go of the bad, hang on the good, and keep moving forward towards your goals. With such attitude, You get accelerated towards your goals and your God given destiny. Choose today to let go of the past, let go of the mistakes, let go of the recentment and bitterness and I see you changing your level from glory to glory.