Daily Archives: January 8, 2015
God’s promises propel you beyond your past in order to achieve the dreams and desires inherent in your future. The reason your past has a hold on you is because you have not taken a hold of your past. When you take hold of your past and no longer allow your past to govern your life, you begin to understand God’s planned future is more powerful than the stronghold of your past. Your past conquests drive your future quests.
Your past has a stronghold on your present and prevents you from having faith in the future God has for you. Your past causes you to focus on your failures more than your triumphs. Your failures in life are the mountains God says we can speak to and say be thou removed and cast into the sea.
A mountain builds up over time and can become either a monument or a detriment. You make the determination in the present. Because what you do in the present drives your past conquests and your future quests. Whatever you do today determines your future but it conquers your past. So your past no longer has control over your present and your future.
We operate in the timelessness of eternity. Eternal time is all the same. That is where the conquering begins because we begin operating in God’s framework of time and not the world’s.
The world’s time is chronological. God gave us chronological time so we can understand the seasons and the days and when the end was drawing nigh. That is why it is said that a day to God is like a thousand years because of eternal time.
People get trapped in the past because they have not locked into the eternity of God and their past becomes more powerful than their future. When they begin to operate in God’s season of eternity they begin to conquer the past and their past becomes their friend as opposed to being their foe. You have to understand that yesterday was your present, today was your future. Now yesterday is your past, today is your present and tomorrow is your future.
The only way you can begin to achieve an eternal mindset, is when your present conquers your past and propels you into the future God envisioned.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Psalms 90:4
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 2 Peter 3:8
Father, Sometimes I get so bogged down by my past I can’t move forward and enjoy the prosperous future You envisioned for me. Please help me to overcome my past, as I take control of my present, and You propel me to future successes unimaginable. Amen.