Past, Present, Future

Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present. (Thomas S Monson, late religious leader)

Musician Billy Cox said it another way, “Release the past, capture the present, and embrace the future.” Both are good counsel. While we are consumed with our active lives today, we cannot forget the past and should profit from our experience. At the same time, there is an unknown future ahead that we look forward to with careful preparation and expectation.

We must hold on to the progress we have already made (Philippians 3:16). I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us (Philippians 3:15).