|Posted on July 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM|
The devil is always trying to get us to be focused on the past or fixated on the future….and neither is right for the person of faith. Isaiah 43:18 says “forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Matthew 6:34 says “do not worry about tomorrow.” So, clearly it is not the will of God, nor is it of faith, for God’s people to be focused on the past or fixated on the future.
Being focused on the past will many times lead to shame and regret. We can learn from our past, but we shouldn’t be focused on the past.
Being fixated on the future can lead to fear, anxiety, and worry. We should pray for and plan for the future, without getting fixated on our future.
Being focused on the past or fixated on the future:
1) Robs us of the joy of today
2) Robs us of seeing the little miracles God is doing every day
3) Robs us of the love God has for us to experience each day
God has called us to be a people who live in the moment. We learn from our past. We plan for our future. But we live in the moment.
Jesus was one who lived in the moment, and God is calling us to be His followers. Will you today, follow Jesus and be one who lives in the moment?