I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I. GUARD YOUR MIND FROM REGRET.
A. Regret drags your past into your present.
1. Regret has perfect memory of all the bad.
2. Regret has amnesia of all the good you have done.
B. Regret blocks your future goals.
II. MOVE ON WITH GOD.
A. God has totally forgotten all the bad you have done.
B. God will not forget the good you have done.
C. Don’t you forget the good you have done either.
III. PRESS ON TOWARDS THE GOAL.