Today I want to encourage us to receive God’s mercy and move forward in our lives despite our past mistakes and failures. There is a story of three men carrying two sacks each. A passerby asked the first man what was in the sacks.

“The sack on my back is filled with all the good things that have happened to me,” he said. “The sack in the front is filled with all the bad.”

He was constantly focused on the bad things in front of him that he couldn’t even see the good on his back.

The stranger asked the second man the same question but received the opposite response.

“The sack in the back is filled with the bad things,” he said. “The sack in the front is filled with the good things.”

At the least he could see the good and not focus on the negative. But both of the sacks being so full still weighed him down and made life a burden.

Finally, the stranger asked the third man the selfsame question.

“The sack on my chest is filled with my accomplishments and victories,” he said. “The sack on my back is empty.”

“Why is it empty?” the stranger asked.

“I put all my mistakes, failures, guilt, and shame in that sack, and I cut a hole in the bottom to release them,” he said. “That way, I’m weighted in the front more than the back so I keep moving forward. In fact, the empty sack in the back acts like a sail in the wind, moving me ahead.”

We should all emulate the third man. We should let go of the bad, hang on to the good, and keep moving forward towards our God-given destiny. You will succeed!


About Yomi Olufiade

My passion, dear friend, is to help you find, follow and fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Not only that, I also want to help you achieve tremendous success with your God-ideas and assignment through this medium via the life-changing truths of the Word of God. I’m sure you won’t remain the same again after interacting with me.

Posted on August 23, 2013, in Attitude, Choice, Destiny, Encouragement, Failure, Happiness, Inspiration, Life, Mind, Thankfulness, Worry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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