Are you living in the past
or are you living in the present?
As Christians we are given paths to choose in many different situations. We have to face decisions on many different aspects of life from the employment opportunities we have, to whom to marry all the way to where to live and how many children to have.
But we have other decisions to make as well.
Personally, a big choice we need to face head on is whether we are going to go down the road of dwelling on the past or are we going to face today, head on and live in the present?
It is easy to go back and live in the past, but what does that accomplish?
Often it only brings pain and heartache, but it can offer us hope and healing as well, yet we are not to sit down in the ashes of the past…
and stay and stay..
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The Lord wants our lives to be full of promise and certainly full of love, hope and healing.
Sometimes we have to sit for a bit..
But then it is time to face the present, all the while learning the lessons from the past.
Face the past
But now we must move..
What dream do you have for your life?
Take time to write your goals down
Stretch your mind and write.. write.. write
nothing is too crazy or off limits.
God can perform above anything we can ask or imagine.
God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:26 MSG
I believe we can learn from the past, but oh my, what the present holds for us as well as the future…
Wow. The possibilities
God has huge plans for us as His children, but often we get in our own way. We want to stay stuck and connected to the past, all the while the present is passing us by.
I lived this way for many years while I struggled with fear, anxiety and agoraphobia.
Yet, God had a bigger plan for me than I had for myself.
Freedom was mine after more than 20 years of living with fear.
In August 2012..
The present became mine while the past faded away.
Doors were opened and I began to walk through them, all the while listening to the still, small voice of the LORD.
He has led me and held my hand each and every step.
Often it has been a day to day process, but other times the freedom has been easily found. The enemy continued to try to pull me back into the past but I knew the
Present and Future
I want to offer you hope.
Nothing is lost with the LORD. Yes, you may need to look at the past to learn some lessons and find healing, but please do not stay there. Don’t sit in the ashes.
Step out today and LIVE.
and LIVE BIG
Take a long, hard look. See how great he is – infinite, greater than anything you could ever imagine or figure out! Job 36:26 MSG
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