Just asking. Is it time to move on?
Painful situations from the past have caused deep demoralizing emotional scars for some. Their pain was and still is real. However, there’s a future with new opportunities and challenges. Each of these upcoming events is asking one screaming question. Are you willing to move on?
The book of Ecclesiastes describes a list of events that humanity experiences. The scriptures mentioned the whole gamut of circumstances. But with each one of them, there is a surviving trait. The challenge was to move on, don’t let the past hold you back.
Paul said he was forgetting the past and moving forward. Yet, this apostle experienced some of the most challenging hardships any servant of God has ever endured (read II Corinthians 11:23-27). Most 21st century Christians would quit on God if they lived through two whipping episodes, let alone five.
Something happened in Paul’s Christian journey. Somewhere he picked up an l extra dose of determination. He kept on going for the Lord. He suffered delay many times, but he kept moving toward the time he would answer for his life’s journey. There was a voice he kept hearing—move on. There’s still work to do. This servant didn’t say, “I’ve done enough. It’s someone else’s turn. Let the younger and stronger ones do it!”
That may be true, but our experience of the good and the bad can somehow help others. Determination gives everybody extra strength. Attitude makes us decide yes or no. The prize before us can motivate us to determine our future. We can do it. Our godly wisdom will enable us to labor smarter in completing our God-given opportunities to keep moving on.