Learn, Live, Lend

If you desire to make the most of your time, keep reading. There are three principles I want to share with you that might help.

First, learn from your past and leave it. There are too many people stuck in the past. They either set up camp at their milestones, or they refuse to move on from their mistakes and misfortune. Whether your past is filled with great memories or things you would like to soon forget, you cannot afford to dwell on either. Paul said, “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind” (Philippians 3:13). Take the good; throw out the bad, and learn from both.

Second, live in your present and love it. God said in Isaiah 43:19, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up” (NIV). I like this! Every day, He has new things for you to do and experience, but if you’re tied up with what happened yesterday, you’ll miss the opportunities that spring up today. Love where you’re at right now. Make the most of your time with the people you see, the places you go, and the plans God has for you.

Third, lend to your future and look forward to it. Some people are always looking ahead. While this can be positive, doing so can also be a hindrance. God is sure about your future, so there is no reason for you to worry with it or wish it was already here. His plans are to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11), and that’s all you need to know. Invest today into tomorrow.

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