Vision from the Past

Posted by Greg Standinger on

Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me. - Isaiah 46:9 NAS

Looking at the past year of 2019, and even the years before that, helps me line up my vision and course for the future with the direction God has established for me. I have stopped trying to set my own course and my own vision by my guess of a future that is not mine. I now make His vision my vision by seeing what He has been doing with me in the past. That is how I can best go where He wants me.

What did God do with me this year? 

Where has He been pointing me? “Remember the days of old, consider the years of all generations. Ask your father, and he will inform you, your elders, and they will tell you” (Deuteronomy 32:7 NASB).

When I was young I had little past experience to draw from and see Him at work in my life. I had to rely on people who were older and more experienced to speak into my life objectively. I have noticed one thing that older people have shown me: relax and let go. Now that I am older, I see what they were talking about.

I used to worry so much about the future and what it holds. He holds it. I used to worry about the present. He owns it. I used to worry about the past and what I missed, did wrong, could have done better. He was there too. He is God of all my times

What am I worried about in my past? 

Who can I talk to who can help me look at it objectively?

Submitted by:
Greg Standinger

Glen Arbor Community Church
West Chicago, Illinois

One-Year Bible Reading
2 Kings 10:32-12:21
Acts 18:1-22
Psalm 145:1-21
Proverbs 18:1

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