Some people are not able to enjoy the present or prepare for tomorrow because they are still living in the past. Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe has put it like this: “Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?’ You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you down. We must learn from the past but not live in the past.” Or as Thomas Holdcroft once put it, “The past is a guide post, not a hitching post.”
It has been some time since I’ve written anything on this blog. I could give many good excuses but the real reason is that I found myself at a crossroad and was unsure as to the path I wanted to take. It was the situation that all paths were equally good; there was no wrong direction in front of me. The Lord had presented me with options and essentially said, “Have at it my child, your choice.” As a result I have taken some time to try and think things through to decide on the path that I would take. Choice made and I’m moving on!
As Holdcroft advised, I used the past as my guide post in making my choices and decision. And even when I do glimpse into the rearview mirror, I am encouraged because I can see how God has guided me over the years which in turn gives me the encouragement I need to hold the rudder steady and unwavering into the future.
Taking up this blog once again is part of the path that I am taking. I want to thank those of you who have been such an encouragement to me in so many ways these days but especially those of you who have encouraged me to continue with this blog. You asked for it, you got it!
What gives me the most assurance in my decision of which path I wanted to take is best articulated by A.W. Tozer as he writes: “Let us practice the fine art of making every work a priestly ministration. Let us believe that God is in all our simple deeds and learn to find Him there” (The Pursuit of God).