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“Forgetting What Is Behind”

June 2024

Dusty Wells

I have been thinking quite a bit as of late about our past, and how we make the choice to either dwell in it or do we make the effort to look at it and learn from it all…and that can be good and bad…we make the choice.

My friends, in this journey of life, each of us carries the weight of our past—mistakes made, failures endured, and the lingering shadows of regret. As someone who has walked this path, I understand the struggle of moving forward when the past seems to cling so tightly. Yet, it’s in these moments of reflection and learning that we find our greatest strength.  Of course, we know He is the strength that we so desperately need.

We must remember that our past does not define us; it refines us. Each mistake is a lesson, each failure a stepping stone. When we fall, we have the opportunity to rise stronger, wiser, and more determined than before. It’s in the picking up of these pieces that we discover our true resilience.

Jesus calls us to press on, to leave behind what hinders us, and to embrace the future He has planned. It’s a future filled with hope, purpose, and endless possibilities. The Apostle Paul reminds us in Philippians 3:13-14, “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Let us then, with hearts full of faith, release the burdens of our past. Let’s learn from our mistakes and use them as the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. Our failures do not disqualify us; rather, they equip us for the journey ahead.

As we move forward, let us keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. He turns our trials into triumphs, our sorrow into joy, and our weaknesses into strengths. With His guidance, we can overcome any obstacle and fulfill the calling He has placed on our lives.

Remember, you are not alone. Together, as a community of believers, we support and encourage one another. We press on, not in our own strength, but in the strength of our Savior. Embrace the future with confidence, knowing that with Jesus, the best is yet to come.


Dusty Wells

Dusty Wells

Dusty Wells is a man of many talents and multiple skills. From his speaking engagements across the country, to singing on a worship team at his home church in Nashville. From his select solo dates, to his daily writing. From a long-term career in the business side of the music industry, to listening and mentoring aspiring artists. He knows his greatest calling in life is to be an exceptional husband, father, and loyal friend to those he has been entrusted with. The list could go on and on. Dusty is a man who remains passionate and secure in the calling and destiny upon his life. He has come to realize the importance of finding purpose and clear direction for not only his life, but also the lives of those he comes in contact with, no matter what stage of life they may be in. Dusty’s book “Stories From A Dusty Road (Picking Up Pennies, Writing Down Life)” is scheduled for release January 2014.
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