How to Forget the Troubles, Problems, and Failures of the Past and Make the New Year the Best Year of Your Life podcast episode #3
Welcome to the How to Forget the Troubles, Problems, and Failures of the Past and Make the New Year the Best Year of Your Life podcast episode #3. My name is Daniel Whyte III the author of the book with the same title.
We are living in “times that try men’s souls.” These are truly difficult days for many people around the world. This podcast is to encourage you to forget the troubles, problems, and even failures of the past and to truly have the best year of your life. If you do what I am encouraging you to do in this little book, by the grace of God, and with His blessings on your life, you will have a great year. How do I know? Because every year over the past 10 years of my life have consistently gotten better and better because I am following the simple principles contained in this podcast. So shake the previous year off of you, and get ready for the best year of your life!
Our scripture passage for today is Matthew 5:16 which says: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Our New Years quote for today is from Tony Evans who said, “May your days ahead be greater than the days gone by…. Wishing you all God’s best in the new year.”
The Inability to Forget Hinders Millions from Reaching Their God-Appointed Goals and Destiny
“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” (Philippians 3:13). I believe with all my heart that more goals and wonderful projects have never been completed due to people’s inability to forget the past than for any other reason. My dear friends, you cannot accomplish much of anything if you allow your mind to dwell on the troubles, problems, and failures of your past. If God was through with you, you would be dead. If you are still living, God still wants to use you and glorify His name through you. Stop wallowing in the mire of failure and inconsistency; get up, fight, and do what God has given you to do.
Mark Twain said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but it’s the size of the fight that’s in the dog.” Fight with all that is in you to forget the negative things of the past. Forget your problems; forget your failures; forget how unfair your boss was to you; forget how you were laid off from your job first; forget the hurt and the anger and the bitterness you harbored in your heart that stole your joy, happiness and peace of mind for almost the entire year; forget the misunderstanding between you and your spouse that almost brought about the destruction of your family; forget the pain your rebellious and wayward child caused you in the past year. Forget it! Forget it! Forget it! Many people allow themselves to remain stuck in what happened back then or what someone said to them back then. Many people allow the devil to bind them up with their past, not realizing that God has a plan for their future. But that plan is oftentimes held up because of our own mental and emotional roadblocks and the refusal to forget. Don’t allow the plan that God has for you in the New Year to be hindered because of your own inability or your own unwillingness to forget.
Now, if you are listening today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
God Bless You!