I am not an athlete but I know that you need to look where you're running. If you try to look behind you when you're running you veer off course. It also slows you down. The Apostle Paul knew this when he wrote Philippians. He wrote, I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me. I keep running hard toward the finish line to get the prize that is mine because God has called me through Christ Jesus to life up there in heaven. Our goal is eternity with Christ so we need to keep our eyes him or we'll get distracted by the things around us and miss the finish line. Paul knew that the past can be a big distraction and said that we have to forget about it (easier said than done).
CHALLENGE: What are some of the things that distract you?
What broken relationships, hurts or events etc. keep you looking back?
What is the finish line that you are heading for?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.