Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/20/2020

Where Is Your Focus?


by Hazel Straub

Where is your focus? Have you been longing for the past that was predictable?

If you keep your focus on the past, you will not embrace the wonder of today and will be unable to navigate your way. Have you ever tried to drive a car with your eyes fixated on the rear view mirror? If so, you would not advance far because you would not keep on the road in front of you and would crash. In the same way, if you think of your losses and how much you enjoyed yesterday, you will miss the wonders and gift of today. Yesterday is gone but the precious gift of the present is here. Do not squander it with regret or grief!

God is opening new vistas and is with you. What was meant for evil, is turned to good. Embrace new life and what the Lord is doing in your life! Enjoy time worshiping and spending time with God. He is such a good Father, gives you good gifts, abundant life, and does a new thing, in your life! Ask him to help you make the needed changes for your new chapter.

“Stop dwelling on the past.
Don’t even remember these former things.
I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
Don’t you perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and open up flowing streams in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18-19 TPT)

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  1. Thanks for sharing! This kind of reminder is much needed in the world and church today i thinks.

    Peace to you

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    • You are welcome! Shalom, whole and complete with nothing missing is your portion!

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  2. I’ve lived this and I know it to be true! I’ve learned to feed on God’s faithfulness today, leaving the past behind with lessons learned. Thank you for this encouragement!

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    • Patty, you are welcome! God is so faithful to us today! Abundant blessings! Hazel

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  3. With the knowledge of the forgiveness of all our sins of the past, we can truly open a new chapter in our lives and live joyfully in the presence of God, our Father.

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    • Peter, that is Truth. Forgiveness of the past is key to living a joyful life with God!

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  4. Wonderful post! This is great encouragement for me.

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  5. Reblogged this on Coming of Age For Men.

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  6. Amen! By putting our past behind us, we are growing closer with God. Thank you for this much needed message today! Blessings! \O/

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    • You are welcome! Today is a new day! I will rejoice in the God of my salvation and be glad in him. God is blessing you! \0/

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  7. God is always with us, from our darkest night to our brightest day. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

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    • Yes God is always with us. So thankful to him! You are welcome!


  8. new vistas! new life! yes and amen! thank you!

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    • You are welcome! When we change our focus and rejoice in the Lord today, we have abundant life! You are welcome!


  9. Amen

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  10. Right on time! Amen and amen!

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    • Praise God! It is great to know that this spoke to you! Blessings!


  11. The past is gone;
    Now is here;
    I am here;
    Not gone.


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