Sometimes I feel like I’m standing in the middle between the future and the past, with both pulling at me. It’s an ever changing story which one is pulling harder. My thoughts drift to events and people from the past daily, because that’s just where my heart is. It can be a hard road, when you’re walking forward while still looking back. Someone I used to know well used to say, “You have to just glance in the rear view, because if you stare at it too long, you can’t see what’s in front of you and you’re likely to wreck.” (At least that’s the basic gist of what he used to say.) My take on it is this: God has great big things for me that I am likely to miss if I keep my gaze fixed on what’s behind me, on what is no longer present in my life. So here is to telling the past where it belongs and reminding it that I’m not going that way. Here’s to the great big plans God has in store for me and being tuned into the present so that I notice them when they are in front of me. Here’s to walking away from the middle and taking that leap of faith that walking into the unknown requires.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. –2 Timothy 1:7
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