Focus Forward

Genesis 19:1–29
If you are anything like me, you have probably made a lot of mistakes in your life. If only we hadn’t married so soon. If only we had more money. If only we had done this instead of that, and on and on. Regrets are damaging and keep our eyes fixed on the rear-view mirror instead of on the road ahead. While reviewing the past and assessing what has been learned through our mistakes can be a healthy exercise, regretting the past only serves to fuel discontentment and slows our growth. Lot’s wife had a similar problem. She and her husband were running for their lives from Sodom and Gomorrah, knowing that God had judged the culture they were living in and was about to decimate everything they had ever known. While Lot was running full steam ahead, his wife kept looking over her shoulder. Eventually, the distance between them became so great that Lot literally left his wife in the dust. Regret is like that. We keep looking over our shoulder, wondering if what we’ve left behind might have been better than what we’re moving toward. God’s angel warned Lot and his wife not to look back, and it’s a warning for us too. Let us stop looking to the past and begin focusing on the vision of what God might accomplish in our future. God Loves Ya 😉

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