I 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 family,friends and even ourselves may be trying to dig up the past and keep us bound up in our failures. But be encouraged! Today is a new day! Today and every day we have a choice to make! We must choose to press forward and put aside our past. We must purpose to keep our eyes on the good/best, not on our successes or failures, but on what we can do today?!
Be free from the shackles of the past! Keep your eyes on the prize! (DJS)