“Our past, mistakes as well as worthwhile accomplishments, is like a car’s rear-view mirror. While driving, we use the broad view through the windshield as we move ahead, but we also use the mirror for reference, making quick, periodic glances into it for information to aid in making driving decisions. Although we cannot effectively or safely move ahead by staring only into the mirror and ignoring the view from the windshield, “proper” use of the mirror doesn’t ensure a safer, smoother trip to our destination.
In the same way, we are not to dwell in our past, but live by using the lessons of the past as a reference to aid our journey into the future.” (Green)
Quote of the day: Will Rogers
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
Bible verse of the day: Proverbs 20:24
“A man’s steps are of the LORD; how can a man understand his own way?”
Dear Heavenly Father,
There are so many times when I can lose sight of your goodness because I get so focused on my past. Instead, just like the story illustrated, I should not dwell in the past but live by using the lessons of the past as a reference to aid in the future. I thank You for this day!
In Jesus Name I pray,