Do you live in the past, thinking nothing today will be as good as it used to be? Do you rehash mistakes, wondering if painful memories will ever go away? Do you harbor regrets, wishing things could have been different?
If so, I dare say you will hurt those around you, as they will never measure up to the imaginary utopia of your mind. I dare say you will remain stuck in the past and miss opportunities for happiness that await you today.
Everyone did the best they could when decisions had to be made, so learn from the past; but don’t repeat it. Jesus Christ makes all things new. Let Christ move in your heart as you move forward in his love and grace.
Revelation 21:1 states, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared.”
Here are some thoughts to ponder:
•It's easy to make a mountain out of a molehill. Just add dirt.
•If an issue or argument isn’t bad enough to suit your taste, add a sprinkle of sarcasm and a splash of exaggeration. Toss in a modicum of meanness. Stir in scorn. Mix well. Add more heat, more volume and voila! You have a mountain instead of a molehill.
Easy, yes? Dumb, too.
Proverbs 17:14 states, “Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”
The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.