THE MAN is anything blocking the way of your destiny.
.... It's basically a circumstance trying ta hold you down.
And those obstacles can take many forms. These are a few of mine.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lot's Wife: Are You Looking Back?

Maybe you just came out of the hardest year(s) of your life. Perhaps you had a major illness. Or you lost a loved one. Or your house. You lost your job. You divorced. You were attacked. You got into a major accident. Drugs. A suicide attempt.

You just barely made it out alive. The situation was so overwhelming, you wonder how you made it at all. You are sitting here. Alive. Trying to make sense of it all. Trying to piece your life back together. Maybe you are still in the process of leaving it.

Struggling with your faith.

I think of the story of Lot and his wife in the Bible. They barely escaped a burning city. They were exhausted. They lost everything. Their house. Their neighbors. The entire life they knew, the whole city was gone in a matter of minutes.

Are you looking back on a burning city? Are you looking back on what you lost?

Perhaps you used to be smarter, faster, more beautiful in the past. And all you do is sit  and remember the life you knew and loved.

God is trying to increase your faith in Him.
God is trying to get you to release that past and trust Him.
God is trying to get you to a new level of living.
God is trying to get you to the Promise land, the life He has especially in store for you.

But you have to be willing to trust Him. To lean on Him when your faith is weak. To take you through the valley so you can reach the mountaintop.

Every time you reach back for that old life, you will feel it, and know it.

Are you looking back on a burning city, or are you looking forward to God's promises in your life?

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