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Which would you choose?

Friday, November 22, 2013

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Philippians 3:13-14 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

We came across this story, about a man who was slowly losing his memory. After a lengthy examination, the doctor said that a risky operation on his brain might reverse his condition and restore his memory. However, the surgery would be so delicate that a nerve could be severed, causing total blindness.

The surgeon asked, "So, which would you rather have, your sight or your memory?" The man pondered the question for a while and replied, "My sight, because I would rather see where I am going than remember where I have been."

Our enemy is always trying to dig up the past and keep us all bound up in our failures. But be encouraged! Today is a new day! Today and every day we have a choice to make! Like Paul, we must choose to press forward and put aside our past. We must purpose to keep our eyes on the Lord, not on our successes or failures, but upon on what can we do for Him today!

Be free from the shackles of the past! Keep your eyes on the prize! There's so much work to be done!

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2 Responses to “Which would you choose?”

  1. Sara N. West Says:

    I was wondering if I could copy your devotion into our newsletter, that is published on our church website, http://www.lakesidelutheran.com. We would of course give credit to you in whatever way you would like. I would like to use it as a way to help people think about all of the work needing to be done in our church in the coming year. I really like your devotionals. They are brief and to the point. Thanks for your consideration. Sara West

  2. George Says:

    Yes, you can go to http://www.worthywebmaster.com for the code!

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