Forget As You Reach

On November 9, 2018 the Lord spoke something into my heart that propelled me forward. ‘Forgetting is the empowerment to reach.’ Think of a trapeze artist. They have to forget their first bar in order to reach out and take hold of the oncoming bar. It is one fluid motion ~ no looking back.

Paul’s belief system allowed him over and over to forget what was behind. He was able to quit pleading with the Lord to remove his thorn ~ once he understood God’s grace. The words, “…My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness…” empowered him to reach beyond the thorn, and all the suffering he endured. 2 Corinthians 12:9. 2 Corinthians 11:23-33.

I want to insert something here. Martha Snell Nicholson wrote a short poem called “The Thorn.” She was bedridden, suffered from four incurable diseases, and lived with constant pain for 35 years. She said that her ‘thorn’ was used to pin back the veil that hid the Lord’s face.


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