Now that Thanksgiving has passed and now Christmas is upon us, let’s not revert back to our old ways. After the holidays, let’s continue to be kind, cordial, thankful, etc. These things should be constant in our everyday lives. Don’t wait for a calendar to remind you to be kind, loving, and caring.
Let’s also look ahead to our future. This year was undoubtedly one of the hardest times for us as a nation and so, to encourage ourselves to look to the future may seem impossible to some. You may say, Coach Char, how can I possibly think of the future when I’m just trying to deal with my now!
I’ll say this, I get it! I too feel that way from time to time and sometimes I end up sitting in my past hurts, trials, and sorrow waaay too long, but God always reminds me of this; look forward to the new things He will do and is doing in my life.
Love bugs, Isaiah 43: 18-19 says “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” God is literally saying, receive his forgiveness and forgive others and look ahead to your future. We have to learn to put the past behind us. God wants to heal everything that hurts us, but we must first CHOOSE to let it go!
Dwelling on the past affects our future! Do I need to say it again? Fact; when we become caught up in the thoughts and events of our past, wallowing in the hurts and pain of yesterday, we become oblivious to the new things God is doing all around us. When we struggle with letting go of our past, the future ends up becoming dull and invisible.
So, what do I do Coach Char?
Fasten your eyeballs 👀 on the power of God! Read his word and take in what he promise you. He gives us clear instructions such as "fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. " (Heb. 12:12), or " you keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trust in you." (Isaiah 26:3), and I love this one "the eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light." (Matt.6:22)
There are many scriptures that we can turn to to help us navigate through the rough times. Remember, it's ok to recollect past events to gain a heart of wisdom and there is also a time to just let it go! Release it!
My word on the curb is this; looking ahead gives you life!
I love y'all for real!