“But This One Thing I Do”

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by Dona Hake

One thing that is for sure and that is we can all learn from our past whether it be good or bad.  Really, we can all say we have had good and bad yesterdays.   What happened yesterday can serve your heart with wisdom from your experiences. In this life we will all have days in which we wish would of gone a bit better but this is not where we are going to permit our hearts and minds to dwell. We serve a God that says His mercies are new every morning, and we can wake up each day knowing that those
mercies are waiting for us.

Many things that may have happened in our past may be painful, and the memories hurt when we think upon them.  If we do not reach into our future with faith and fresh goals,  we could be vulnerable to our past keeping us from going forward.   Let us not permit our past to keep us stagnant and ineffective for the Kingdom of God.
Philippians 3:13 Easy-to-Read Version
“Brothers and sisters, I know that I still have a long way to go. But there is
one thing I do: I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach
the goal before me.”
I think the words of Paul recorded here in Philippians should encourage, and teach our hearts and minds some valuable wisdom.   Everyone of us can truthfully say, “I know I still have a long way to go…”  You see, no matter how successful you are or have been, God is still not done with you.   If you feel you have had too many failures, and you fear to step out again, know this….God is still not finished with the work He has uniquely assigned to your life!

Today I encourage you to look into your future with fresh hope that God will guide and direct your every step. We must stay in His Word and in His presence. It is there that we will know what He wants us to do. It is there that we will know what direction our life is to be going.

Proverbs 3:6 Easy-to-Read Version
” With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you
go the right way.”

Psalm 32:8 The Voice
“I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there;
I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you.”

The Lord desires that we be resolute and determined to stay focused as we look to fulfill the perfect plan that He has for our lives. Remember…God is working to complete a good work in you for His glory!