Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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April 9, 2012

Your Opinion: April 10, 2012

AMERICUS — Pining for the past 

One of Satan's strategies, is to have our thoughts on things of the past. It's a sin to even look back.

the word tells us, and tells us again not to look back..Gen. 19:17.

and in 19:26, it goes on to tell us that Lot's wife looked back "after being instructed not to" and she turned into a pillar of salt.

Nah.2:8 they shall flee away and none look back..and so on.

many times we look back at the sad things that have taken place in our lives and we get stuck on the "if only's".."why me?".."it's just not fair"..I lived that way for a number of years..life was miserable I just couldn't seem to move forward. I was really existing in my everyday same ol' same ol' routine..I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER!..I thought that was just life..the Word says "My people perish from lack of knowledge"..and I was!! I had NO CLUE what the Word of God really meant..I read "at it" (the Bible) in hard times, or would pridefully lug my bible to Church, but I lived a perished life.

Satan also has a way of getting our attention on the good things of the past, great times, or accomplishments..that usually leads to arrogant prideful thoughts of how "Important we were".. we are a legend in your own mind!!"..whatever the distraction..it's Satan's plan to keep us from moving forward.

See, as long as he has our attention in other places..we are too distracted to give thought to the Word and works of God..too busy with the past to seek His will for our life this day..or if we have sought His will and received His instructions for the day..at the moment we look back we veer off of His Divine plan..

we must learn to stay focused on life as it is today..and we must seek NEW things.  New ways of living..life is constantly changing and we should be also..changing, as He takes us from glory to glory to glory..

Today go tell what Jesus has done for you..reminding others, if He did it for you He'll do it for them!

Allow God to renew your thoughts thru His Living Word..

Don't stay quiet and don't get caught in the past!..

ROARRRRR..be radical!

Make a noise for GOD, make a difference!

Kathy Bishop

Americus

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