Does Your Past Shape Your Future?
|Does Your Past Shape Your Future?|
"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland."
Thought for the Day
I really like this verse, don't you? Why do we have such a hard time not dwelling on the past and looking to the future? Maybe it is a lack of trust, we do not trust GOD that HE will take care of us? Maybe we are afraid of the future? Maybe, some of us do not want to move from the past? Whatever your hang up is, I know that we all could benefit from living this verse.
I know I have spent time dwelling on the past. The problem on dwelling on the past, is that you will not move forward into GOD's blessings. For me, I would feel terrible about my past sins, so satan would tell me what a bad person I was. You see satan loves to keep you in the past. he wants you to not forgive yourself, even though Jesus did ,the moment you asked for forgiveness for the
GOD knows that we are sinful creatures, HE knows that we are going to screw up, that is why Christ paid the price for your sin. GOD wants you to move on. HE has such neat things planned for you, with blessings that would make your head spin. The problem in that is we can't forgive ourselves. The problem lies with us, we are the ones blocking our blessings. This is a tool that satan loves! DO NOT let him use that on you.
You are forgiven, learn from your past, and use your past to help others. Then look where GOD is moving. HE is always moving somewhere in your life. Sometimes it may be inches, sometimes you do all you can do to hang on, because HE is moving miles.
If you are stuck in a desert of your past right now, it is time to move on. GOD needs you to move on, HE has amazing things planned for you, but, if you are stuck in the past, HE cannot move you forward. Your past does not shape your future!