Yesterday ended last night. So today it is more valuable to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Regret looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.
Life can be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. If past history was all that mattered, librarians would be the only successful people in the world. The past should only be viewed with gratitude for the good things God has done, so look backwards with gratitude and forward with confidence. Your past is the start of your fresh start.
Experience is at best yesterday's answer to today's problem.
God doesn't review your past to determine your future. Stop taking journeys into the past. Don't make the mistake of letting yesterday use up too much of today.
"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Is.43:18-19).
- John L Mason, from the book Let Go Of Whatever Makes You Stop. (to find out more about this book, please go to http://www.freshword.com/resources )
About the Author:
John Mason is a national best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker and book coach. He has authored fourteen books including An Enemy Called Average, You’re Born An Original-Don’t Die A Copy, Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop, and Know Your Limits-Then Ignore Them which have sold over 1.4 million copies and have been translated into twenty-five languages throughout the world. “I have posted a special message for you to see on my website http://www.freshword.com In it I talk about right associations and the effect they can have on whether you succeed in life or not. Your best friends should bring out the best in you! If you are an author, or want to be, I have many resources specifically designed for you. Also, make sure to sign up for my “Nugget of the Week - I would love to inspire you. "