Here we are getting ready to enter into another new year; fresh with no mistakes in it. How well we know our past years have been full of mistakes and we will continue to make more. Some were of our own doing, and other happenings were a result of situations in our life that more than likely we had a hand in creating, or perhaps not. Maybe we chose the wrong path, the wrong person, not following the path that God intended for us to follow. But, God is so gracious to give us a fresh start and forgive us of all those bad choices and mistakes we have made, and even those who have brought harm to us, and will continue to do so.
I know for myself some of my past years were full of poor choices and mistakes I've made. One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is out of the book of Jeremiah verse 29:11 which reads: " For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you" and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
In terms of "not looking back," again in Genesis 19:26 when Lot was fleeing Sodom, Lot's wife was told "Don't' look back", but in her disobedient hesitation she looked back and became a pillar of salt. This sounds like God was serious and how important that command was.
I was watching "The Never Ending Story Part I with the grandchildren yesterday, and it left me with some pretty big messages. The Nothingness that was destroying the Land of Fantasia caused hopelessness and no dreaming, That movie seemed only to connect somehow with what I wanted to write.
Let's continue to dream and have hope for our future that God has planned for us. I know that I at times tend to reflect on those ugly memories in my head, but I am finally learning to remember the most important thing of all, and that is God does have plans for me, for us, and hopes for a future. I can not change the past, and have no control over my future. Let's live for today in God's perfect plan and will for our life.
Happy New Year!