Why is it that it is so easy for us to look back and so hard for us to look forward?
We look over are many failures and utter the word, “disqualified.” “I can never walk in God’s perfect calling for my life because of all I have done.”
Truly, if our pasts were the only way of predicting our futures, then surely we are doomed to repeat them over and over again like a record that skips the needle?
Now let me tell you the truth. The only way we can be disqualified is if we come into agreement with that word.
Jesus knows every bad decision we have made. He knows our darkest moments of shame. He knows every flaw and every failure. There are no dark Corners when exposed to His marvelous light.
Consider this, not only does He know your darkest moments, He knew them before He called you.
He knew them before He created you. He knew them before the cross and indeed before the Earth was set on its foundation. Yet He called you.
Even our most egregious failures and our darkest moments can be a testimony to His glorious grace This unfailing love. So let us shift our perspective.
Our pasts, our failures, our weaknesses are not primarily about us at all. It is all about Him. The further we have fallen the greater the emphasis of His restorative power.
Look forward and see that God has a plan for you. Chances are it is far greater than you would ever dare to have imagined.
No, it will not be free from trials, temptations, failures and grief but if we were remain close to His heart we will see and bear witness to His grace and His unfailing love.
I declare that you are a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
I declare that you are lovable, not as you should be, but as you are.
I declare that as you put your faith in God He will not let you down.
Look ahead and know the God is good!
~ Mitch Salmon