The Windshield and the Rearview

21 Jan
The Windshield and the Rearview

Ever wonder why your car’s rearview mirror is so small, while your windshield is so large? It’s because what’s in front of you is much more important that what’s behind you.

The Apostle Paul approached life this way: One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:13-14) 

Forgetting those things which are behind…

We all have questions and regrets. Why did she leave me? Where did I fail? Why isn’t my life, career, marriage, etc. doing better? Have I made the wrong choices? Was I lacking in faith?

We can’t answer these questions because we don’t have all the information required to do so. If we were God, we’d understand everything. But we’re not, so we don’t, and we can’t.

So my advice to you is the same as Paul’s: just forget about it. Don’t keep going over old history. The past is done. Even now it’s growing smaller and smaller, fading in the rearview… 

Reaching forward to those things which are ahead…

Your future will be brighter than your past. The Bible promises it. Prov. 4:18 says, the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter and brighter to the perfect day. So lift up your eyes (Gen. 13:14). This is a new day. Looks out that wide windshield and expect the best times of your life, because they’re coming.

I press toward the goal for the prize…

 Don’t give up on your dream. Reach for it. Press toward it. Because there’s a prize. (Yes, a prize!) And the prize is that one day soon you’ll get to see your dream come true.

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