When I was young, our family would take afternoon trips to the beach and set up our spot with a huge red umbrella. I loved to play in the water for hours and just get lost in my thoughts. One afternoon as I was playing around, I eventually swam way out to a second sandbar, and when I stood up to wave to my family, I couldn’t see them. I looked and looked, but in the crowd I couldn’t find the red umbrella that was my marker. In a panic, I swam back to shore and walked and walked in one direction but I couldn’t find them. I turned around and raced back in the other direction until I finally saw the red umbrella. My heart was overjoyed!I hadn’t realized that while I was playing in the water for a few hours, the current had caused me to slowly but subtly drift down the beach away from my family. It’s like what happens in life sometimes. There are undercurrents that cause us to drift and get off course – anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, the wrong friends. One man told me, “I just got in the wrong crowd and slowly drifted away from God”. A friend said, “My wife and I were so happy early in our marriage. But now we’ve drifted apart and argue and fight. We’re separated”. These are the results of not being on guard against the undercurrents in our life that cause us to drift from our set point.The same was true for Samson. Before his birth, an angel declared he would become a man of great destiny – Judges 13. God gifted him with supernatural strength to deliver his people from an enemy nation. But Samson let his guard down, set his eyes upon what he knew was wrong, and drifted into the wrong living situation with the wrong people. Just as the bible states, “Bad company corrupts good character” – 1 Corinthians 15 verse 33, so it was with Samson. He did not guard what he was doing or saying, and he ended up in the hands of his enemies. Just think of what Samson could have become if he would have checked his heart, realigned his focus, asked for forgiveness, and turned from his sin.The apostle Paul says, “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things” – Colossians 3 verse 2. That means to set your mind on the important things in life – the things that cause you to have a strong marriage, good relationships, and a great job. Set your mind to walk in integrity and to lay aside every weight and sin that causes you to drift. Set your mind to honor God in all you do – big and small!
My prayer for today: “Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great unconditional love toward us. Even before the foundations of the world, You looked into eternity and saw us personally. Help us to understand Your unconditional love for us so we can walk empowered, grow every day, and move forward into our destinies”!
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Someone out there wants precisely the kind of person you are, complete with all the flaws and failings you come with.
Our most significant insight comes from the failure of the feeling of those shortcomings we believe that we are.
Someday, somewhere invariably, we find ourselves, and that and only that can be the happiest or bitterness hour of our life.
The most important thing is never to be surprised to take an alternative.
Don’t quit before the miracle right in front of you is shining
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There is hardly anything more agonizing than holding-on to memories of our painful past experiences. We all make mistakes, but one of our biggest mistakes is continually revisiting the past. We have all suffered losses and pain, but no loss is greater than a life lost holding-on to a painful past. When we can’t let go of the past, painful moments accumulate in us; metastasizing in our consciousness like an emotional cancer. Whether a painful wrong was done to us, or we have guilt for our own wrongdoings or mistakes, we must seek to make peace with these moments and move forward!
We sometimes let people get the best of us, destroy us, and change our opinions on what we believe is true. Only you know what is right for yourself. You have the power, you make the choices and you learn. Each experience we go through in life is a lesson to be learned. We all make mistakes. Why is that so hard for some to understand? No one should be judged by the mistakes they have made. It’s past news
Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking kindness is a weakness, sometimes it takes great strength to just smile and say kind words.
The greatest mistake I ever made was to be afraid of my mistakes. They are my stepping stones to greatness! I wish I could’ve lived my life without making any wrong turns, but that’s impossible. A path like that doesn’t exist. We fail. We trip. We get lost. We make mistakes. And little by little one step at a time we move forward. It’s all we can do. I live this life every day. I make my share of mistakes, and every lesson I learn, I learn the hard way. I do the best that I can and I hope you understand.
Its funny how you can do nice things for people all the time and they never notice. But once you make one mistake, its never forgotten. And life goes on. With or without you, it keeps going. So get over your mistakes because you just might miss something, or someone, important. The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world. Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you’ve ever imagined.
Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.
Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.
Your past can't determine your future unless you allow it.
You can never be happy if you're trapped in the past and fearful of the future. Living in the present is the only way to be happy.
The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson.
Just because the past didn't turn out like you wanted it to, doesn't mean your future can't be better than you've ever imagined. The future is waiting, but it will never fight with the past to get your attention. Once you've made the decision to move on, don't look back You will never find your future in the rear view mirror. The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek. The future is waiting, but it will never fight with the past to get your attention. Once you've made the decision to move on, don't look back. You will never find your future in the rear view mirror. Instead of judging people by their past, stand by them and help repair their future. The past should be the past. It can destroy the future. Live life for what tomorrow has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away. Just because the past didn't turn out like you wanted it to, doesn't mean your future can't be better than you ever imagined.