Want to increase your gratitude? Focus on forgetting!
That's not an easy thing for us to do. We remember things very easily! And, forgetting the past, especially the painful past, can feel almost impossible. In fact, we tend to measure the worth of ourselves and others based on their past. Far too often our successes and failures define us. The problem is, there are two days where everything is impossible to control, Yesterday and Tomorrow. Let's simply start with yesterday! And let God's way of thinking begin to shape our gratitude.
God does not keep a record of yesterday! That is a HUGE statement to realize. If God does not keep a record of yesterday, then why do we? I think it is crucial to keep our eyes on today and what GOd has in store for us. God does not let our past determine our future. That is a HUGE relief for me.... I wonder if it is for you too?
Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG
Take time to thank God for the reality that He is not planning your future from what has happened in the past. Thank God that He is a gracious God who wants the best for you and me!