Category Archives: Spiritual Enrichment

Look Forward and Not Backwards

by Dr. Regina Campbell

Philippians 3:13-14
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

“Look forward with hope not backwards with regret.” ~Unknown

Many of allow our past losses, hurts, mistakes and disappointments paralyze us to the point that we do not move forward with hope. It is true that we can experience such disappointments, sadness and losses that at it is easily said “move ahead” than actually it is to move ahead. I want to encourage you that life is full of ups and downs but it’s imperative that you learn to look forward with an attitude of joy, hope and expectations for a brighter day. You may ask how can, I truly move ahead? One way is to exercise forgiveness. You may have to forgive someone that have hurt you or you may have to forgive yourself. Forgiveness frees you from harboring acrimony and bitterness. When you get entrenched in bitterness it can negatively impact your health. People don’t realize that un-forgiveness is like a disease that can eat at the very core of your spirit and soul. Second learn from your mistakes and don’t hold yourself hostage for life. When you make a mistake be mature enough to own it and take inventory of how and why you made that decision but then get on with your life. Become wiser because you’ve learned from an incorrect decision. A bad decision doesn’t define you but it can propel you to do things differently. Thirdly in order to look forward it is the ability to keep moving regardless of the hurt you may be feeling or experiencing. Life will present a multitude of challenges and disappointments but don’t quit or give up. Fourth learn to trust again in order to move ahead. People so often allow past hurts to hinder future opportunities. Too often the hurt overshadows futuristic possibilities and innumerable blessings that lies ahead. Fifth is to accept the reality of your situation. Accepting the reality of your situation is accepting God’s sovereign will for your life. You may find yourself divorce when you had no intentions of every being divorce or you may experience a loss of a loved one that was unexpected. Yet in any case when you experience something that was out of your control then it’s when you must surrender to the will of God. Seeking His strength, grace and power to accept and be healed so you can move ahead. I strongly encourage you not to allow your past to hinder and hurt your present and future dreams, hopes and opportunities. It’s not what happened in the past that determines your future it’s how you use your past to help you in the future. Finally I encourage you to look at what you have remaining not at what you have loss and count your blessings.

A New Spirit

by Dr. Regina Campbell “And now let us welcome the New Year, full of things that never were.” —Rainer Maria Rilke Matthew 9:17 “Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins,… [Read More]

Mind of a Champion

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” Soren Kierkegaard Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. It is great to have goals, dreams, and hopes. It is wonderful if… [Read More]

Humble Is The Way

by Dr. Regina Campbell James 4:6: But he gives us more grace…God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. NIV  “Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.”  Melanie Koulouris  To be humble is a great trait or asset to possess. When you are considered a humble person you often tend… [Read More]

It’s Time To Dream Again

by Dr. Regina Campbell Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. “Vision” – in the Hebrew means…dream, revelation, mental picture…  “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly” Langston Hughes  Many of us at an… [Read More]

Spiritual Renewal….A New You

by Dr. Regina Campbell Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening… [Read More]

Watch What You Say

by Dr. Regina Campbell “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” Rudyard Kipling James 3:6 (NIV)-The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.  It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire… Proverbs 18:21 (AMP)-Death and life are… [Read More]

The Fruit of the Spirit

by Dr. Regina Campbell Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. “The fruit of the Spirit is being a true follower of Christ” Regina Campbell In examining the fruit of the Spirit one must view these… [Read More]

God Looks At The Heart

by Dr. Regina Campbell “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” “I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.”  Elon Musk Too many times we judge people by their outward appearance; we look at what they wear, what they… [Read More]

The Peace of God

by Dr. Regina Campbell Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. “If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.” Henry Miller To experience peace in your life you must possess peace within. Peace within comes first… [Read More]

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