As days are going on, I’ve been realizing a trend when it comes to some people that enjoy the old ways and the “back-in-the-day” years that will never come back again. What we have to realize is that people, specifically children, are becoming more intelligent, and also… consider what God is trying to do for you.
In Hebrews 13:5 (NIV), it says, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”‘ In Isaiah 43:18 (NIV), it quotes, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”‘
Yes, I understand that you (including me) want to remember how much fun you used to have as a child and how you recall that time when a loved one taught you how to cook or play a card game who is no longer here on earth with us. By all means, those were the fun times, right?
But what I’ll never understand is how can someone have it all in their lives, and yet, they still choose to live in the past that can never be reborn again? Yes, those days and that time and those events happened, but what needs to really be seen is that God already has it planned out for all of us. What He is doing is blessing and giving us so many multitudes of gifts that we just need to sit back, realize, and appreciate.
So ask yourself these question: Despite all of my challenges, who was it that helped to bring me out of that time? Who was it that made sure my children made it home safely from all the violence and turmoils that are happening in this world when I’m not around? Why did all of these people in the bible, IN THE PAST, have to go through so much knowing that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are perfect in every way?
Yes, I agree that we all miss those ‘good’ days, but while we are living in God’s Grace today, let’s continue to strengthen and help uplift each other. When we do this, that means that we put God at the forefront of our thoughts. The One and Only God that deserves our Praise. 🙂