The Future of Now

Friday, October 11, 2013

  Often, I find myself longing to go back to the past. Back to how everything used to be. When everything in my  life was carefree and comfortable. Today, as I was standing alone in the stillness of the church sanctuary, my thoughts filled with memories; and I had a strange realization. Something that brought a small smile to my face at first; yet shocked me. I saw a glimpse of who I should have been (according to what i wanted) and I despised myself. It was as if God said look and in one instant it was all there. Why should I so fear a full future and cling to an empty past. Why when He has changed me from being so miserable and selfish, and made me free! Here I was again, holding on to something I didn't want to let go of. In a small way I understood. I understood the change. In a moment, it was freedom. A trampling of the past, and a marching on of one foot at a time towards the future. Change: Embracing the past to fully accept the future. The future of now. 

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21

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Madeline

I wrote this post two Sundays ago on my phone's notes and thought I would finally share it.

 

6 comments:

  1. This is incredible, Maddy. I read it over & over & over again just to let it sink in.

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  2. This is beautiful. <3 So true.

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  3. This is beautiful. So true. <3

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