Happy New Year Loves! I hope your new year is better than last year, and always remember – Look ahead – Don’t look back! Did you set a New Year’s resolution? Pick a word for the year? Make great big plans for yourself? Well, whichever one you decided may you accomplish what you’ve set out to do this year.
As you push forth into the New Year, don’t look back, don’t dwell in the past, and don’t hang on to regret. By hanging out in last year, you’ll prevent yourself from enjoying the fresh new start we are all given.
Moving forward and out of the past!
How can you move forward, when you’ve got a deadbolt holding you in the past? In order to move forward and start the new beginning you deserve, you must release the lock and set the past free. But how do you release the past when it feels like your stuck in it’s trap?
First, you open your heart, mind, and soul to God. Give yourself to Him and He’ll bring you from shadows of your past and into a beautiful new fresh start. But you’ve got to ask Him for help, He’ll never barge right in and take over. Oh, He wants to and He pushes us to limits that make many of us shout out “God, please help me!”
That’s when you’ll be able to release the hold your past has on you, and begin again. You can try it on your own, but I’ll tell you what it’s a heck of a lot easier with God fighting your battles. True story, learned the hard way too!
Look ahead – Don’t Look Back
I recently went to see For King & Country a Christian band. It was an amazing show, and they shared heart-warming real-life stories.
One of them was about addiction to pills subscribe to Courtney, Luke Smallborn’s wife. To beat the addiction even after a stay in rehab, she flushed the pills.
As they were going down the drain Luke thought of a childhood story about sailors not wanting to explore the new world and wanting the comforts of their boats. Their leader calls them out and says, ‘We’ve got to burn the ships. This is a new world.’ This is when they wrote – Burn the Ships.
The lyrics are so on point, relatable and remind me to look forward and don’t look back. Below is one of the verses that I love. Which is what got me thinking about how we need to let last year go, and don’t look back.
Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back
You should look up the lyrics and listen to the song it’s amazing.
Look ahead – Don’t look back.
Did you know that God actually tells us to look ahead and not back? Yep, it does in Proverbs 4:25 CSB which reads – Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead.
As you start your fresh new year, remember this verse. Write it down and keep it somewhere you see often, as a reminder that God wants us to look forward, move forward and not backward. There are other verses that talk about how we need to not dwell on the past, etc. I’ll be sharing those in the upcoming weeks as a reminder to keep moving forward.
No matter what you have planned for this new year, be it a resolution, a focus word, or some major life-changing goal I pray that you achieve it. May this year be everything you want/need it to be.
Trust God, have faith, remember even a little bit will work and you’ll see Him working in you.
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~ Many Blessings ~
Faith grows when we believe and declare God’s Word in our lives. When we stand on His promises.