‘Want in one hand and wish in the other and see which hand gets full the faster.’ Another of my Mom’s famous sayings. The message is simple. We can’t change anything without doing something different. We have to put our best foot forward and move. Move past the past. There are parts of our past that can haunt us, but the truth is we can’t change it. We can, however, make better choices today that can improve our tomorrow.
Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
When the negative things from our past are trying getting it’s nasty grip on our present, we have to remember that God is present with us. He is making a way where there seems to be no way. When we feel like we are stuck, we can pray for God to open our hearts and minds to His perception for us. ‘Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?’ Just as this verse instructs us, we can ask God to help us perceive the new things, and help us let go of the past things. When we can come into agreement with God, our perception is bound to become focused on the future things that He has in mind for us. The New Things.