Friday, February 3, 2012


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 the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14
"Forget the former things; 
do not dwell on the past. 
See, I am doing a new thing! 
Now it springs us; do you not perceive it? 
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
Isaiah 43:18-19
"There is no future in the past.." 
- Uncle Isaac

I think sometimes (lots of times), I'm stuck in the past when God is saying, "Helloo, it's a new season!". I keep looking back on the "good old carefree days". I miss school and the friends. That was my comfort zone.

We went to visit the uncles at CRISIS Home yesterday. Uncle Isaac was sharing with us his experiences and imparting to us godly advice. We were pretty quiet, digesting all that was being said on that hot afternoon while waiting for the uncles to come back from their errands. I guess the took our lack of response to be boredom for he apologized for being boring. Neither of us found it boring though. We actually both found it very meaningful to our lives. Uncle Isaac said he would rather share with us things that are important than all the stories of his past which would be very interesting and exciting because there is no future in the past. What would stories of his past be of benefit to us?

We always look back and reminiscence over the good old days. When instead, we should be excited and gearing up for the future God has for our lives.

I believe this applies to every aspect of our lives. We can't keep looking back on the straight A's we got in PMR (I didn't get all A's for PMR :P) or our SPM results, we got to do our best where we are now; college, university, work, post grad, etc. We can't keep looking back on our "glory days" when we were skinnier or popular or whatever it was that you were. It's time to live out the call God has for your life. Another aspect, relationships. Stop saying "You used to do this this this for me two years ago..." or stuff like that or always comparing now to the past. I mean it's okay to reminisce but don't dwell in it and compare everything now to back then. Look to the future, it's exciting :) And that is how relationships grow, blossom, develop more beautifully.

I don't have it all together, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I've got life all figured out. I mess things up too and am not perfect. Still learning. But as of now, it's time for me to move on, looking ahead and hanging on to the hope I have in Christ.