Past Dictating Your Future Day 2- Let's Take a Look!
Past , Present , and Future is what most of us seem to think about . Our past is important, as it reminds us, of where we came from, and for some of us, we may not want to be reminded of . If you continue to look in the rearview mirror, one can only assume, you may become stuck. We can become stuck in time if you will, staying focused on past hurts, and failures. This is not healthy on any level. Your past is a part of you but it does NOT define you. We all make mistakes, and fail, and hurt from time to time. But if you allow God to take the wheel so to speak… Joy comes in the morning!
Present is right here and now, and some of us would rather not be where we are right now, due to health issues, finances, addictions, a job, a relationship, etc. It may seem like you are in the wilderness and there is no end in sight, but I must tell you, when we have tendencies to lose focus on God's promises, and focus on the matter at hand, we may stay in that place longer than wanted or needed .
Staying focused on your painful situation only magnifies the problem. I know most of you would say; I am not currently in your shoes, and I would have to agree. I am not in your shoes, but have been in many painful situations throughout my life, and am currently battling an illness that seems to have no end in sight. I have lost loved ones, had addictions, currently living with an illness as I stated above, and been homeless at one point in my life, etc.. And I still smile, laugh, and love.. Life is to short to give up and to give into whatever is ailing you or I..
Murmuring and complaining can only add more stress, deepen your anger, and lead to resentment- which leads to a hardened heart. And I truly believe this can add on years to a life and bring on sickness too. And another thing it is not real fun to be around someone who complains about everything. Try leaving it at the Cross. Remember , life is short..
I'm not a strong woman, as many of you may think, after reading this. I have my ups and downs like anyone else. But God has made all the difference in my life . He has healed my wounds. He sustains each of us and Never gives us more than we can handle. At times, I thought I was going to perish health wise or just lose it from the financial stresses, stress itself, addictions, loss of my Mom, etc. I want to add, some of my problems were self induced. Some of us live in rebellion, longer than others, and I have been one of them. Needless to say, God uses All people to work out His will. I am so humbled that He chooses to use me to bring others to Him.
Know this; God sustains those who seek Him. He gives us enough strength to get through just today. Why? Because tomorrow may Never come.That is why, God, tells us Not to worry. God, uses difficulties in our life to shape our character , so that we may become more Christ like..
We must abandon attachments of this world-- in order to be ready for Christ' return. I don't love my life, but love the "One", who gives life. (Jesus)
Micah 3: 8 -
But as for me , I am filled with power- with the Spirit of the Lord.
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness ,, the Lord will be my light. I will be patient as the Lord punishes me, for I have sinned against Him. But after that, He will take up my case and give me justice for all I have suffered from my enemies. The Lord will bring me into the light, and I will see His righteousness.
This scripture above is the Word of God. And --Regardless of what time period this is- all scripture is relevant today.
The future is important, and if you ask most people , they would agree, and might add, "You must be prepared financially", and "its reckless not to be".. I do agree- to a certain extent. But there is more to the future than just financial.. You should be prepared- For many things- Not just financially! What I am talking about ? Raising a future generation to know God- Letting each child know- who created them (GOD) who created EVERYTHING! (GOD) Every sunset, every star, every planet, the moon, the rain, the thunder, every mountain, every tree, every colorful rainbow, every lovely sky, and everything that is beautiful, righteous and just. And of course, I am also talking about eternity! Forgiveness through God's Son- Jesus Christ, brings us eternal life. I pray every parent reading this, will bring their child up to walk with the Lord.
More on all this later, as I will finishing up by the end of this week..
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May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family!