From the Pastors


Are you driving through life looking through the rear view mirror? You might wonder, what do you mean by this? Life has challenges that often cause us to reflect back to our last fall, our last mistake, or our last disappointment. When we draw back and allow ourselves to be consumed with our failures, disappointments and past mistakes; we are in essence driving through life looking back through our rear view mirror. I had a football coach that use to tell the team….don’t look back at last year’s success or failures, don’t look at last weeks game….concentrate on the game to come. The Bible tells us when we put our hands to the plow looking back; we are not fit for the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:62) In other words don’t allow your past to become your future, or should I say focal point. The enemy is not fighting you over your past but your future. His job is to remind you of your past to keep you from pursuing your future. While God is investing in your future to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11) He wants you to get back up after a fall. Paul summed it up this way; “but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,” (Philippians 3:13). Paul completely forgot about those past experiences, failures, disappointments and focused on what was ahead of him. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’re going to get what you’ve always got.” So, if you want something different, you have to do something different. If you keep doing the same old thing, over and over and expect different results; that’s a fool on the verge of insanity. If you want something different you need to do something different. Are you driving through life looking through your rear view mirror? Be careful because you just might wreck. Look forward. BE GREATER IN 2016