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  • Like you perhaps, there have been countless times when I wanted to complete a goal only to succumb to doubt, procrastination and fear, because I failed to keep my eye on the prize. Regrettably, I focused much too much attention on the challenges facing me. And sometimes the challenge was looking back at relationships that didn’t work or failed me; at a promotion I did not get; or at a wrong decision I made, that I long needed to forgive myself for. I could go on and on, however let’s be encouraged by this:

    whatever we may be trying to get past, we cannot do it by continuing to look backwards when we should be looking forward

      whatever we may be trying to get past, we cannot do it if everything around us reminds us of what we are trying to move past and

    we cannot move forward if we spend more time looking back than we do looking forward.

    Let’s take a quick look at this through Matthew 14:28-31 NLT “Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.  But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.  Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

    Had Peter kept his eyes on Jesus and not the wind and the waves, this story would probably read differently. Even so, Jesus never took His eyes off of Peter.

    In order to move forward and allow Jesus to shower us with awe moments, we must look where we are attempting to go; that my sweets, is looking forward.  And just think, you can count on Jesus to be there, helping you … each step of the way.

    Written by Angela M. Riddick and edited by Grace M. Brown. All material posted by Poetic Mustard Seeds is protected by copyright.

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