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Welcome to a new week of the Hope Rescue Podcast! This week we are discussing what NOT to do in the new year. Keep reading or check out the episode to find out!
Don’t allow judgement over love. When we judge others, we have a tendency to marginalize and reject them instead of loving them well.
Don't allow other people’s opinions of you to matter more than they should.
Don't allow your connection to family and friends to be taken away.
Don’t allow your spending to go beyond your resources.
Don’t allow your life to be sedentary.
Don’t allow your past successes define you.
Isaiah 43:16-19 says, "Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
This text is not saying to forget all the Lord has done for us, but it's emphasizing not to dwell on the "good old days." We should be looking forward to the future with anticipation of all the Lord will do instead of looking back and longing for something that occurred in the past.
If you compare your past successes with your present circumstances you tend to end up competing with your own self. We have a tendency to desire to hang onto successful moments in our past, but this can prevent us from moving forward.
Yesterday’s purpose may not be today’s purpose. It’s okay when we feel like our purposes change. Tim explains that as he ages, his work and hobbies change and evolve, and he’s not upset about that. He could dwell on how things used to be, but what would be the point?
Our past successes don't always determine our future. Allow your mind and your heart to be open to what the Lord has planned for your future.
Remember to celebrate your wins along the way. It’s okay to stop and appreciate what you have accomplished and what the Lord has done for you, but don’t dwell and wish that every day could be like the past. Know that the Lord has a plan for your future, and we need to allow him to instruct us along the way.