“—forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”-Philippians 3:13-14 Some people can’t get ahead because they are always looking back. They live in the past. Their mind is constantly occupied with things that have already happened. This can be a number of things: failures, sins, trials, injustices, accomplishments, etc. It doesn’t really matter what it is, the effect is the same. You can’t be a safe driver if you are always looking in the rear-view mirror. Nor can you live successfully unless you get past the past. The following story tells of a man who figured it out. A man’s sight left him. He sought the counsel of a trusted medical friend who prescribed a medicine for him. The man took the medicine regularly for four days, and his sight returned to him, but he could no longer remember anything. His friend suggested a remedy for that, too. After a few days his memory came back to him, but he went blind again. This continued for sometime. Eventually his friend said, “It looks like you have to decide which you want-your sight or your memory.” The man thought for a moment and then said, “I believe I would prefer my sight. I would rather see where I am going than remember where I have been!” So, how about you? Are you trapped in the past? Are you content with what you’ve done, or are you committed to God’s plan for your future? Do you see where you’re going?