A few years ago I returned from a trip and recall my experiences during my travel. There were many joyous moments. As I prepared to return home, I unexpectedly experienced a life defining couple of hours. The experience changed my life forever. It changed how I view life. It changed who I am from the inside out.
On my long flight home I made a decision. I sealed my decision when my feet landed in the USA, and I entered my country.
What was the decision? The decision was to no longer live in the past. It was a decision to appreciate each breath I breathe in and each breath I breathe out.
I understood when I made this decision, there would be people who would never stop trying to drag me back to the past in conversation. Or they would have a long list of plans and expectations for me and my life.
Today expectations of others that bothered me in the past, no longer bother me today.
I refuse to return to live in yesterday, because today is more important. I approach each day to live to be, simply me.
Today, I enjoyed the day, because God gifted me with another day to live. As for tomorrow, I will continue to live in the day, and allow those who desire to bring up the mistakes I made in my life, to live alone in the land of my past. For I am no different than others. Someday I will make a mistake again.
I am standing in a new thing, and not afraid to step into it, with my entire being. Stay tuned my new season is arriving with many surprises.
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NLT
Reprint from August 22, 2015