There is a reason your car’s rearview mirror is a fraction of the size of the windshield:
How would you like to be in a car driven by someone preoccupied with the mirror? Too many people travel through life that way. They regret yesterday’s failures, rehash yesterday’s blessings, coast through life on a quarter-tank of fuel, and hope for a scenic overlook ahead. Too often that leaves them stalled by the side of the road.
Let me hand you a bucket and rag. Wash the windshield, buckle your seatbelt, and hit the forward gear!
We all need to see our greatest spiritual achievements are ahead of us --- not behind us. No matter what season of life you’re in, your best and brightest days are just around the corner.
Your coming days and years are brimming with blessings. Yes, there may be burdens, but God knows about those, too. Don’t dread tomorrow. Leverage it for the Lord and for others. Leverage it for the Lord & for others.
God bless you,
P.S. Everything in your past has prepared you for what’s next, and every promise of God will provide what’s needed. This is no time to let anxiety, apathy, or anything else hamper you.
Philippians 3:12-16 (KJV)
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.