Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 10, 2012

Rear View Mirror

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:43 am
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Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Some of us live our lives looking into the rear view mirror. Often we say, “if only I had” or “if only I didn’t.” We seldom can do anything about what has already been. There are times we can make restitution for something in our past but mostly the past is finished. We cannot go back nor are we meant to go back. When we confess a sin to God God forgets it. We are not to keep re-confessing the same sin. Lot’s wife learned the hard way not to look back. The Hebrews wanted to go back shortly after Moses led them out of Egypt. The past is familiar. There is comfort in the familiar. When we keep looking in our rear view mirror we are missing where we are in the present. When we miss the present we miss out on what God has for us. Let us immerse ourselves in the here and now. God wants our attention now. He wants to use us now. If we are looking in the rear view mirror, wishing for something that was or might have been we are not fully attuned to the present. Let us enjoy the now, thank and praise God for the now and use the now to the fullest possible.

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