Friday, April 17, 2009

Looking Ahead!

Forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before…
Philippians 3:14
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…
Hebrews 12:2

I tend to do what I guess is normal for many of us. I look back at my life and allow the circumstances of my past to control my future. For example, the times in my life that have been successful encourage me to push forward. However, those same successes can easily cause me to settle in and get comfortable. In the same way, while I could look at my defeats of the past and determine to change those things in the future, I find it easier to get discouraged and pull the covers over my head in the morning. Someone may argue: “Well, that is just human nature.” They would be right, but I am not supposed to be living by that old nature any more. I am a child of God! He has given me a new nature so that I can now live for Him each and every day. Every runner knows that he sets his eyes on the marks ahead of him. This keeps him from looking back. No wonder we are encouraged to keep our eyes on Jesus, because He is not only the beginning of this journey of faith, He is the at the finish line as well. How true the statement is: “I do not know what tomorrow holds, but I do know who holds tomorrow!”

No comments: