“Do not call to mind the former things,

Or ponder things of the past.

Behold, I will do something new,

Now it will spring forth;

Will you not be aware of it?

I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,

Rivers in the desert.”  (NASB)

Isaiah 43:18

So many people are drowning in the sea of their past failures in relationships and failures in business.  They continuously live and dwell on their past hurts and pain and yet this scripture tells us to quit pondering the past.  There are 3 positive things about your past that will help you to have a huge impact on your present and future.

  1. Learn from your past:  Reflect on all those failures, struggles and defeats and what God has been showing you through all this.

 2. Grow from your past:  I heard it said you are either going forward or backwards

in your Christian growth.  You cannot remain neutral.  Here is where you

take what God has been revealing to you and you make a choice to change.

 3. Use your past to help others:  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NASB says, “Blessed be the God

and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  You were never designed to keep to yourself all that knowledge, understanding and wisdom in your journey through your past but instead you are challenged to move outside yourself to help others, choosing to be those feet, hands and

mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit, making a roadway in the wilderness for others.