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Know where you are going; Know where you have been
by Gary Andrews
Aug 08, 2014 | 17 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I overheard someone say that, “to know where you are going you need to know where you have been.”

I believe this is a true statement. It seems that many people don’t know the direction their life is going because they have not taken a hard look at where their life has been. For any of us to recognize where it is we want to be, we firmly have to have control of what we have done with our life so far.

If you look at you life and like the direction you have been and seem happy in the direction that you are headed then you are probably a person of satisfaction, dedication, determination, and outlook.

If you are a person that is unhappy and not proud of what has happened in the past then you are looking for the magic of a better tomorrow. The first thing you have to realize is that if you are not satisfied with what you have done with your life, then it’s you and only you that can make the change.

It starts with inner peace. I believe it is a heart problem that some people will never overcome because they keep reaching for something without a proper attitude. Inner peace only comes when someone is happy with the direction their life is going and has been. For many of you this inner peace will never come because you are reaching for the worldly desires of need, power, and self gratification.

For those of us that know Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our lives have changed for the better. We are not caught us in keeping us with worldly desires or looking at earthly items for satisfaction. We know that our reward is in heaven and that comes when we go home to be with Jesus.

As we reflect on where our life has been, whether it be what we are proud of or not, Jesus has the final resting place for us. If we haven’t been faithful to Him or if we have been deceitful and untruthful to ourselves and others, there is still hope for you today. It is never too late to get on your knees and ask Jesus to be Lord and Master of your life. This begins with you and it should begin now!

Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus for allowing me to know you personally. I admit that I am a sinner and accept your redeeming grace. Amen.

(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; Monday - Job 17:10-16; Tuesday - Luke 24:36-37; Wednesday - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Thursday - Galatians 1:3-11; Friday - Psalm 37:16-17; Saturday - Philippians 4:11-13.)

Gary Andrews is the author of Encouraging Words: 30-days in God’s Word. To obtain a copy go to his website www.gadevotionals.com.
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