“I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. “But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”” Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
If we take a look back into our lives we can hopefully see that God has done some amazing things in our lives. I know I can see that in mine. God has really blessed me thus far, and I’m very thankful. But sometimes we can get stuck in what God has done or what has happened to us in the past. It’s OK to celebrate and remember those things, take for example the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s life every year, and countless others celebrated every year. Why do we bring them up again and again?
Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the good that has happened, especially when things aren’t going so well. But sometimes we get stuck in where we are, or in how amazing the past was. Apparently the 1920’s were amazing, and I’ve heard that the ancient Kings of Egypt had some awesome stories to tell. But we’re not in 1920, nor are we in BC time. We’re here in 2014, heading towards 2015, 2016, 2050 and beyond, we can’t go back.
What we need to remember more often is that God is the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. God isn’t done yet. He’s still got some amazing things up his sleeves. But if we restrict him to being a God of what has happened and not of what is to come, we’re missing a big part of who He is. He is all about taking us from where we are and bringing us to much more amazing places.
Will you open your mind and life to the amazing future God has for you?