Today is a new day! You can have a new beginning when you resolve to let go of your past, embrace God in your present and that will bring change to your future.
The beginning is the most important part. We need to begin to see more of our potential in Christ than we do of our flaws.
You need to decide that you are not going to stay as you are or where you are. God asked Israel how long would they stay at a mountain (Deut.1:6) You might not see the whole picture but you have to take the first step.
We need to avoid thoughts like, “what might have been,” and see what can be. Are you prepared to move from your mountain, from the issue which is preventing you from moving into God’s best?
Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”
Francis of Assisi said, “You need to start by doing what is necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Last years words belong to last year and next years words await another voice, but this year, this very day, this moment, we have the ability to speak words of life, words of encouragement, words of hope, words of love, words of support, the very words of Jesus to those who need to hear them……even yourself!
YOU ARE NOT YOUR PAST! God is your now, He will be your tomorrow and He will certainly be your future.
Maybe you need to let something go to enable you to move into your new day, to move into the plans more fully that God has for you. Maybe you need to forgive someone because of something they have done to you or maybe you need to seek forgiveness because of what you have done to others.
Whatever it is, let it go. Do not allow your past to prevent you from moving into your future. Do not allow the difficulties of yesterday stop you from moving into the blessings of today.
You are not the same person you used to be, God’s word says you are changing (2 Cor.3:18).
2 Peter 3:18 puts it like this, but GROW in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. To prosper you and not to harm you. To give you a hope and a future. (Jer.29:11)
I pray that this day you use your God given ability (grace) to seize the day, arrest those moments and let God show you His plans for your lives, amen?
John & Susan