You have no eyes in the back of your head – on purpose. God decided that a long time ago.
Why do I continually look back with regret as if I have eyes in the back of my head?
Your eyes are in the front of your head because we are to look forward believing that God has a hope and plan for you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Yes, I need to learn from my mistakes, but I don’t need to stay there wallowing in them. Do I believe God can turn our mistakes around and make them better than if they hadn’t happened? Do I really? I am not sure I do.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Are my mistakes bigger than God? Hmm…maybe…in my thoughts…when I am alone.
God, help me to see you as bigger than anything I have done. Help me to not be like Lot’s wife and look to the past with a wrong fascination. It destroys me.
“But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.” Genesis 19:26
Lord, help me to be the salt of the earth, not a pillar. A salt shaker will do just fine.