Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Fresh New Start

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Today is a new day…a new beginning…a brand new start!!! Sometimes when I glance back into the past I am troubled by the bad decisions and mistakes I have made. We all have regrets, but we all have a choice to make. We can choose to dwell on them or we can choose to forget them.

Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”

Learn from your past mistakes and get back up and try again. Maybe sometimes it seems like all you do is keep falling, but don’t let that keep you down…NEVER give up!!! Get back up and try again. Sometimes it’s easier to give in to not wanting to get back up and try again. Let go of the past and press on toward the future and what it holds for you…what God has for you.

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Thomas Edison – “I didn’t fail ten thousand times. I successfully eliminated, ten thousand times, materials and combinations which wouldn’t work.”

What a great way to look at it. Thomas Edison could have given up after the many times he failed over and over again but he didn’t. It’s how you end the race. That’s what counts. Focus on the future and forget the past. God is more interested in our future not our past. Satan is the one that is fixated on our past!

Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

I am so thankful for God’s Grace and Mercy that covers us!!! His love for us is unfailing and unconditional. He will NEVER leave us and CAN’T stop loving us!!!

8 comments:

  1. Great post Krista; we should not dwell on our past mistakes, but keep moving on in the Lord!

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  2. Thanks for dropping by "bytheway" today. Enjoyed your post today. We must think a like. Check out my post from August 8th, even used the same picture.
    Your post today just reminded me I too must take my own advice again and again.

    http://bythewayministries.blogspot.com/2010/08/dont-give-up.html

    Blessings,
    Linda J

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  3. Hi Krista - thanks for your encouraging words. Absolutely love that scripture from Lamentations. No matter how many times we fail or fall, His love will lift us up...because in our weakness, He is strong.♥♥♥

    Hugs,
    Vicki

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my post at Laced With Grace.
    Love this post, it's very motivational.

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  5. No matter how bad we mess things up "...his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
    Thank God! There's always hope for tomorrow!

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  6. Great post! The line..." God is more interested in our future not our past. Satan is the one that is fixated on our past!" is so amazing. You said it just right!

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  7. Another good post. I've been meditating on Isaiah 41:10 a lot lately. Will be doing a post about it soon.

    You are a good writer. Enjoyed the visit here. wb

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