Shutting Yesterday’s Gates

English Audio Version

Imagine walking down a garden path. When you get to the end, there’s a gate.

You can only continue on the path if you walk through the gate, but if you let the gate close behind you, you can never open it again.

You now have two choices. You can let go of the gate and continue on the path, or you can hold the gate open so you can return the way you came.

It’s time to let go of the gate.

We must move into our future.

It’s time to find what God has for us so that success can be ours.

Isaiah 43:18-19 gives us God’s promise.

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

God redeems the old and makes things new. He’s working this year for you. Search him out and uncover his plans for your life.

  • Psalm 90:12 tells us time, like money, is precious, and we must focus on what really matters.
  • Lamentations 3:22-23 says every day is a new experience in God’s grace and faithfulness.
  • Micah 6:8 implores us to treat others with the same grace we receive from God.
  • Psalm 19:14 tells us to filter our speech, and to think on the positive things of God.
  • Ephesians 4:32 invokes forgiveness, that we must offer compassion to others just as God has shown us through Christ.

So, what gates do you need to shut to move forward in the new year? What do you need to let go of to find your future in Jesus?

The path is there. We get to walk it. We can only make progress if we let yesterday’s gates close after us and face the future with a strong heart.

Jesus goes before us, and he makes our way secure.

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