Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Good Ole Days

Good Ole' Days
Photo Credit: Andy Mangold (Creative Commons)

In Job 29 Job reminisces about days long past.  This is something people tend to do when life gets tough, and there is no change in sight. However, Job was very close to bragging, as he recounted his good deeds and past prosperity. It is better to remember our past blessings from God than our past accomplishments.

The other problem I see with dwelling on the past when things are bad is that we minimize the challenges that were encountered in the past and only remember the good which is not a clear picture of the past. It's what the Israelites did in the wilderness when things got hard.  They wanted to go back to Egypt because they remembered the good, but they failed to recall the oppression of their slavery.  If we're always looking back, we cannot move forward into the future God has prepared for us.

4 comments:

  1. I am happy to have found your blog through Spiritual Sundays. It is true that if we keep looking back, we are missing out on what God has in store for us.

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  2. so true what you said....hope your weekend is great

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  3. You really can't go back. We must always be looking and moving forward. There are many things in the "good old days" I would like to bring back if I could but it just doesn't work that way. We just need to remember that God is in control and we know that the very very best days are ahead.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  4. We do tend to glamorize the "good old days." I want to see what God has for me today, tomorrow -- each day.

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