Some days it would be nice to go back in time. To undo the mistakes we made when we were younger. If I had exercised more, I wouldn’t have the weak back I do today. If I hadn’t refinanced my house to pay off my debts, I’d have no house payment. If I’d been a Christian when my children were younger, they would be members of a church.
These are all things I wish I could go back and change. But I can’t. I’ve made mistakes. A lot of them. Everyone has. But God has forgotten my past sins. Too bad some days I can’t. If I now say I’m a follower of God, I have to act like it. No longer is lip service going to work.
There is always hope that what you do today will make your future brighter. Proverbs 24:24 states, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out. I don’t know about you, but I want a future. I want to know that something better is coming.
I’m a member of my high school graduating class Facebook page. It always amazes me how many people talk about the past. They still listen to the same music from the late 1970’s, early ‘80’s. It’s like if they could go back, they’d be a different person. They don’t seem to realize it’s never too late to be a better you.
If you could go back in time, what would you change? Would you be willing to give up everything you have today to go back in time? That would include your spouse and children. Some people don’t realize that all it takes is one change in your past to give you a different future.
What we do today will set the course for tomorrow. If you want your children to become better Christians, then act like the Christian you’d like them to be. If you want to get out of debt, stop spending, do a budget, and pay off your bills one at a time. I know that’s a lot easier said than done in this economy. However, that’s the only way to get out of debt so you’ll have a better financial future.
Change isn’t easy. We get set in our ways and have a tendency to want to look at what has been. However, we can’t change what’s behind us. Only what’s up ahead.
Give your total commitment to Jesus, and your future will shine brighter than your past ever has.