Ever hit the pillow at the end of the day and think, “Do over, please?” If you’re anything like me, you can find it hard to put a bad day to bed. The highlight reel of what you wish you hadn’t said, or done, or could have handled heaps different can keep you restless and regretful as it runs through your mind.
Satan loves to set us spinning over past mistakes. The longer he can keep us focused on ourselves, the further removed we are from our target destination…Jesus. When we process the past over and over (which ps. you can’t rewrite) it grows larger, and if we’re not careful, it will entirely diminish God’s grace.
Rather than focus on what we’ve done, we can hand Jesus our past and focus on who we will become. How can we grow? What did we learn? What misstep are we sure to never make again? Can we make amends, seek forgiveness, or extend it to other folks just as perfectly imperfect as us?
The break of a new day is certain and so are God’s unending grace and plentiful mercy offering us a fresh start. Don’t focus on the fall. Instead fix your eyes on the rise. Today is brand new. ☀️
“Let us throw off everything that stands in our way. Let us throw off any sin that holds on to us so tightly. And let us keep on running the race marked out for us. Let us keep looking to Jesus.” Hebrews 12:1-2 NIRV
Today’s post is a sample of the real-time refreshment I’m sharing over on Facebook and Instagram. A micro-blog for the busy life, if you will. Life can feel hectic and harried and often all we have is a minute to infuse ourselves with a much needed faith boost. If what you read today encouraged you, I’d love for you to join me on Facebook or Instagram for some real conversation throughout the week.