Don’t look back

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The most important message I picked up from today’s readings overall is don’t look back .

My primary take-away from each of the passages was this:

  • Genesis 19 & 20  – Never look back with longing toward the past at the expense of the present and the future. Be here now.
  • Matthew 10 – When doing work God has given you, be fearless and trust him to provide for you.
  • Psalms 10 – God is the champion of the poor, orphaned, and exploited. He frustrates the plans of their oppressors.
  • Proverbs 10 – There is a proverb suitable for every situation, and God’s wisdom is the answer to any problem.

I had a friend years ago who spent nearly every word in every conversation reminiscing about the “good old days” and lamenting that nothing was as good as it was all those years ago–friendships, music, church… Nothing measured up to her good memories of the past.

A few years ago I read the results of a study that proved that every time we remember something from the past we change it in some way. So, a memory that we are particularly fond of and continually draw up is really a memory of something that didn’t actually happen, or didn’t actually happen the way we remember it.

Throughout the Bible God says that he is the Alpha, the Omega, the beginning, the end, and “I Am.” God is the NOW. God is the PRESENT.

When we continually dwell on the past–good or bad memories–we are choosing to leave God in the present and go somewhere that God no longer is.

God is here with us now, in the present. Be here now. Don’t look back.

That’s what I got out of it. What did you get out of the readings today?

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