“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV)

It’s the end of the year and the conclusion of a decade. As such, it is a time of reflection.

What has happened? What have I accomplished? How have I grown (and where did I need an extra measure of grace)? Do I have any regrets? What would I have done differently?

Do you have the answers to those questions in mind?

Now, put them behind you.

That’s right. Examine them long enough to learn from your mistakes and measure your progress in life’s journey. Then move on.

There’s a new year and a new decade waiting right around the bend. It’s time to forget the past and look forward to the new experiences and new friendships on the path ahead.

What about you? What are you hoping lies around the corner of the New Year? What plans have you made? Are you leaving room for life’s surprises?

Forget the Former Things
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5 thoughts on “Forget the Former Things

  • December 30, 2009 at 7:04 am
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    >Excellent reminder! I'm eager to get a lot of writing done! There are so many burning desires pending with my WIP, I look forward to an adventurous year.

  • December 30, 2009 at 7:34 am
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    >I am putting the past in the past, enjoying the present, and looking toward the future!
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  • December 30, 2009 at 7:39 am
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    >This year just HAS to be better than the last one! lol I have high hopes for the year and hope to become more disciplined in all areas of life AND start many firsts with my writing (synopsis, query, contests!)

  • December 30, 2009 at 11:30 am
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    >Sherrinda, I'm laughing with you. 2010 HAS to be better. I don't know how many more growing opportunities I can handle right now.

    Here's to a new year and all the stories it holds.

  • December 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm
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    >2009 presented me with challenges, but fortunately, not major. I plan to hold on to the good, to keep the flow going, and to move on from the unnecessary, as you suggested.

    Wishin you and others who have had more serious challenges, a year of relief, and God's abundant blessings! And I'll take some of that too. 🙂

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