You're not behind on your purpose (part 2)

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

- Isaiah 43:18-19 (New International Version)

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As I sat down and realized more deeply the potential of getting my book into the hands of everyone walking around on the planet right now that needs it, I was overcome with a sense of grief and guilt about how it's taken me two years to figure this out. That's two years of people needing this book and not getting it because of my limited thinking. But as I prayed and acknowledged my oversight to God and asked Him to help me get "back" to wherever I was supposed to be in relation to promoting this book, I sensed Him reminding me that there is no "back", there is only now and what's ahead. 

 

I don't need to get "back" I just need to get on track. 

 

His graceful nudge about this came with a reminder about the words He spoke in this week's scripture. In essence, it's like He was telling me not to waste time thinking or stressing or grieving about what's behind me or on whatever I think I lost. And why is that? Because none of that matters now! Nothing that happened in the past can affect the "new thing" He's doing! 

 

One thing I know as a former relay racer is that you can't move forward on pace while looking backwards. It just physically doesn't work. I want to encourage you today that God already factored in the time He knew you were gonna spend lost and off track. You're not behind and you don't need to get "back" to anything you feel like you missed out on in the past. The moment you get with His program for your purpose, you're exactly where He needs you to be. Now your only job is to stay on track and watch Him do His thing.

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Still hungry? Eat some more //

  • Haggai 2:9 → This scripture also came to mind when God was ministering this message to me. Whatever you think you may have missed out on in the past, trust and believe what God has planned in the future is even greater than that!
  • If this message resonated with you, read part one here.
  • If you haven't already, get your copy of Big Idea Food now or grab one for a friend you know who needs it. 

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