Your destiny is much more important to Me than your history. You need to advance in your purpose so move forward. Don’t look back. There is nothing for you there. Hope is in front of you. Go after it!


Sometimes, all you can do is stand with God not knowing how to advance. Standing is a big deal in the Bible. You can’t fight from a chair, but standing doesn’t mean you’re advancing. It just means you’re upright.

If you’re standing and you’ve got on the full armor of God, the first thing you notice is you don’t have any butt armor.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God… – Ephesians 6:14-17

Nope, no backside armor listed! That means you can’t turn around because you’ll be unprotected. You’ll be vulnerable to attack and maybe worse. With that said, have you ever been in a place where you can’t move forward but if you go back you’ll die? What do you do in that place? You stand.

What does it mean to stand? To stand literally is a picture of righteousness. If you look up the word righteousness it means “one with legs.” It means you know you can stand in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

God is holy. He has His act together, God is good and I won’t budge on that. I will not budge on the fact that God is good. I will not budge on the fact that God is with me. I will not budge. There are just some things you have to decide you will not give up – come hell or high water you will stand on those things.

What are you standing on? His goodness? His abundant life or power? Are you standing on a promise He gave you years ago and you’re faithfully waiting for Him to bring it to pass? Whatever it is, it’s worth digging your heals in and standing firm. Keep looking forward and telling yourself, “No going back!”