The Sweet Stuff Ministry

Monday, April 3, 2017

Keep Your Eyes and Feet Pointed Forward

Isaiah  43:18  Forget the former things, do not dwell in the past.

Anatomy review:  We have two eyes in the anterior portion of our bodies.
                               Our heads will not turn completely around to the backside.
                               We do not have rear view mirrors.
                               While it is possible to take steps backwards, our feet point forward for easier movement in that direction.

Our bodies are designed perfectly!   God designed us to look forward, literally.  Our eyes point ahead of us.  In order to see behind us, we must turn our whole body around.  We cannot look at what is behind us and what is in front of us at the same time.  God wants us to view the events and decisions in our lives in the same manner--looking forward.  He does not want us to dwell on things of the past, particularly the negative and hurtful things, bad decisions and sin. He intends for us to look and move forward, distinctively toward His kingdom. 

Continuously looking into the past is unproductive and extremely tiring.  Allow God to help you forget the past so that you can look forward.  Keep your feet pointed ahead and take your steps in that direction.  No walking backwards.  No looking back.

Isaiah 43:25  "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

God does not look back upon our sins and past mistakes.  In this verse, "for my own sake" tells us that God forgives us purely from the love that he has for us. He remembers them no more so that we may be new creations as we move forward to the advancement of his kingdom. 

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