Do you ever hope for events or circumstances to return to a status quo of the past?
Perhaps you’re bored, stuck in a rut, and crave for the days you were busy raising a family or actively employed. Maybe you’re unemployed and think, “If I only had my old job back.” Or you feel discouraged about the political scene and lament, “If only people treated each other like in the ‘old days.’” Or there’s a family conflict and you yearn to turn the clock back to before the discord erupted. Or you’re struggling with a health problem and long for a younger, healthier body known in yesteryears.
There’s some good news and some bad news!
First, the bad news, (sort of, but not really): you won’t be turning the clock back. Yesterday is gone. It will not be repeated. Today is the moment you’re living in.
And the good news, when guided by spiritual desire to know God better: tomorrow is always better than yesterday. It is filled with newness, fresh opportunity, greater possibility, brighter horizons, more desirable goals, healthier outlooks, and happier outcomes.
“Behold, I make all things new,” the Bible states (Rev 21:5).
Think about this.
God makes all things new! Wow. What an inspiration to prop up expectations.
God doesn’t repeat. God doesn’t do the same thing twice. God doesn’t stay in a holding pattern of predictable routine that bores thought and idles initiative. God gets it right the first time, and moves on to unfolding the next glorious wonder of infinite, boundless Life.
We should not expect God to move us back into an old familiar human routine or material circumstance. God doesn’t work that way. Truth moves us forward to something new and better.
The blessings of the human experience are not the old job we used to have, an idealistic family arrangement, or a young physical body. The blessings are the moral and spiritual lessons we learn as Truth urges its agenda to let go of worldly ideals and head to heavenly consciousness.
Pining, moaning and complaining in a desire to return to some past earthly scenario is a waste of time and energy. It isn’t going to happen. God makes all things new.
To get you to a better place, divine Love is providing the perfect opportunity now for you to learn the moral or spiritual lesson you didn’t fully get in the past. But the “look” of the situation is going to be different. It probably won’t be the same actors, the same places or circumstances that had been familiar. It’s not going to be like it was yesterday. It’s going to be something new, perhaps involving new people, new possibilities, and new options. The past is gone. That’s what the past is, gone, by definition. God is the present, and it is filled with good!
So, don’t mentally hang around in the “old” any longer. Let it go. It’s holding you back. Reach out to the newness of God’s good, and let God unfold something totally new, fresh and exciting for your present spiritual growth and edification.