No More Living In Yesterday
What does it mean to move forward? What does it mean to leave the past in the past?
There are so many dreams and plans that we have about our future. We know that we should be taking steps to get there, but often, we talk about how we will start tomorrow. The problem is that often times tomorrow never comes. Therefore, we are always living in yesterday. It is time to move out of yesterday (always promising to begin tomorrow), and move into tomorrow (start now).
What keeps you in yesterday? What keeps you from starting your tomorrow, today? What keeps you from progressing forward? Is it you? Is it your past? Is it your pain? Is it people? Is it lack of prioritizing?
The theme of New Beginnings With Me stems from Isaiah 43:19- “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.” God does not work in yesterday, but he works in the now! He works in the today!
The enemy wants to keep you trapped in your past so you do not move forward. He wants to keep you in yesterday. Yesterday can be something horrific that happened in your past. Yesterday can be a broken relationship. Yesterday can be church hurt. Yesterday can be a broken home. Yesterday can be past failures in attempts. Yesterday can be mistakes that were made in life. Yesterday is disqualification of a prosperous future because of the past. This is the act of living in yesterday. However, you cannot allow one moment, one situation, one mistake, or one obstacle to run your life. There is life beyond your past.
It is imperative that you apply the word and change your perspective. In Christ, you can have freedom from your past. Some people say well you just don’t know how bad life has been for me, you just don’t know what I experience, you just don’t know what they did to me, or you just don’t know what they said about me. Some people can overcome this but I can’t or I just don’t want to. However, freedom is not a personality type. Freedom is though the blood of Jesus Christ. I know there are different facts about what has happened in your life. However, the word of God is Truth! It has to be truth over facts!
Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Philippians 4:13- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Psalms 139:14- “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Romans 5:8- “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 8:28- “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Philippians 1:6- “Being confident in this very thing that he who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ.”
Your Destiny is greater than your history! Make a choice today to no longer live in yesterday. Start your tomorrow today! The book you wanted to write, start today. The class you wanted to take, sign up today. The prayer time you wanted to begin, start today. The message you want to write, start today. The song you wanted to write, start today. The movie you wanted to write, start today. The job you wanted, apply today. The business you wanted to begin, start today. The Bible study time you wanted to begin, start today. The stronger relationship with God you wanted, start today.