You never begin a new life. It’s a mistake to think that you end one part of your life and start another as if there’s no continuity. Rudy Giuliani
When Lot’s wife looked back the smoldering cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, it was the last chance she would have to see it. Because she was disobedient to the command not to look back, her plight was that she became of pillar of salt. Just like that – bam! Why did she look back? Was it because she was told not to or was it simply a natural instinct to see God’s destructive hand at work? I often wonder what she was thinking in that brief moment.
When we take a look at the past year on New Years Eve, we’re doing a lot of remembering, reminiscing, reevaluating, rethinking. The old year is coming to a close. Now what? We will undoubtedly make resolutions to do better in the new year – to set our goals in motion – finish something that didn’t get done last year – explore new horizons. It’s kind of a time to take stock of our lives and where we’re going in the future.
Of course, God already has a wonderful life set in the future for those who place their confidence in Him rather than themselves. Sometimes we have to look back to see how we messed up or what we can do to improve. We plan – we make lists – we set resolutions for ourselves which we know, deep down, will never be kept. We try to be optimistic and look forward rather than back, but our human nature soon gets in the way and we return to our old habits.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t be involved in our own path. We need to use the gifts God has given to us, to make things happen, yet be on the lookout for God’s intervention and prayers that are being answered in His timing. We need to trust in His wisdom. We must have faith that He will give us the right direction. He’s our heavenly Father and wants only the best for His children.
I’m not saying that if we keep looking back, we will turn into a pillar of salt, but we need to learn how to kick the devil out of our lives, shut the door on the past and live for the future. For all that will happen to those who love Him has already been established by the triune God. He knew it before we were even born. We don’t have to figure things out alone. We have His divine intervention in our lives every second of every day.
THIS YEAR, KICK THE DEVIL OUT OF YOUR LIFE, SHUT THE DOOR ON THE PAST & LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE. GOD HAS A GREAT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!