Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Why look back?

Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Why, why, why are you letting your past hold you back from the glorious future that God has in store for you? I know that it has been hard pressing forward through to what God has for you but the reward is well worth it if you just stop looking back.

I read the story of Lot's wife in Genesis 19:15-25. Lot's wife disobeyed God by looking back at the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and she turned into a pillar of salt. Lot's wife started in the right direction by following Lot outside the city but she was destroyed because she looked back and didn't give up her old ways in obedience to God.

Have you looked back on past situations today that have kept you from moving forward in your future endeavors?

Romans 15:4 "For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope."

Thinking about the past hurts and failures have hindered you too long from moving forward in your walk with the Lord. Those past regrets are not helping you enjoy what God has in store for you. No weapon that has formed against you has prospered, so why look back on those things that didn't take you out then as though they are a current obstacle? If you will wait patiently on the Lord for His will to be done in your life, then His perfect way will reflect in your life at this current moment. You are a wonderful woman of God conformend by the word and nothing in your past predicts your future. God has washed you whiter than snow and He keeps watch over you, so why bring wasteful thoughts and actions into your current new life? You are a winner in this journey of life but you must press on towards the goal and win that worthy prize in heaven. Serve Him wholeheartedly and be a witness of His grace and mercy today and everyday.

As you start to focus on the vision of today and write down what God says today and make it plain, the windows of opportunities will be opened on your behalf. You are striving for the kingdom of God and if you will ask for wisdom, do the Lord's work accordingly, and worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness, nothing, and I do mean nothing, about your past sins matter. After asking for forgiveness for your sins of the past, God forgives you, removes it all, and doesn't remember, so why look back?

Isaiah 43:18 "Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old."

1 comment:

Damion said...

I really enjoyed this, i needed to see the happiness in your' eyes!!