Stop cheating on your Future with your Past” ~Pastor Kenny, Associate Pastor of Covenant Church
The phrase sounds simple enough, but it is often the simple things in life that cause people to stumble the most. We all know that it is true.
But then, maybe the quote isn’t that simple. What does it really mean?
To not cheat on your Future with your Past, is to not allow the “baggage” and the “failures” of yesterday-be they your own failures or those of someone else-to keep you from embracing the goodness that is ahead.
“Holding on to yesterday becomes nothing short of a robbing bondage. We lose everything if we don’t let go. We have to divorce yesterday.”
We have all heard the saying (and I paraphrase) “You can’t drive your car through the rear view mirror.” Well trying to do so is the equivalent of allowing your eye to wander back toward the past instead of being committed to the opportunity of the present future.
If we take this attitude into a romantic relationship, constantly thinking about our old partner, we are destined for failure. So why do we practice in other areas of our lives?
Holding on to yesterday becomes nothing short of a robbing bondage. We lose everything if we don’t let go. We have to divorce yesterday.
We as Creatives, are blessed to have embraced the power of our imaginations, but even we can miss the mark by living in the past.
Shake off the chains of yesteryear and set your mind firmly on the goals ahead. Commit yourself to them and achieve them. So what you failed in your last attempts. Take on the attitude of Thomas Edison by embracing the mindset that you have not failed but found another way of doing it wrong.
As the Apostle Paul said-a man responsible for killing man believers in Christ Jesus before he, himself, became a believer and spread the Gospel of Grace and Truth further than any other:
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 3:13-14
Let yesterday go and take firm hold of tomorrow. Do like the rapper Ma$e said, and make it your gospel; Breathe. Stretch. Shake. Let it go!
*Originally published March 1st, 2015, by Candice Coates
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!