Thursday, 25 October 2012

Do you ever long for who you used to be?

Recently I've been doing a lot of that.  I used to be happy-go-lucky!  Don't cry over spilt milk type of person.  People didn't annoy, irritate, get on my last nerve irk me the way they do now.  I was positive, optimistic, a sparkle in my eye type of girl!

I think its because I think that person (the old me) was so much better than the current me.

I seem to have to fight negativity!  It seems there is always something new tripping me up!  Life seems to be a series of unfortunate events sometimes....

BUT, and this is a BIG BUT......

  • I believe this is why God says His mercies are new every morning (Lam 3 v 23).  We NEED them to be.
  • And why we are to think on whatever is good, pure, of good report... (Phil 4 v 8).  Train our brains to the positive,
  • And why we are to be thankful and grateful (1 Thess 5 v 18) and seek gratitude passionately, daily.
In God's economy it may not change our circumstances but it certainly changes our attitudes.  It is most definitely a daily pursuit we need to pursue!

The "old" me...
The "me" in the future...
The "current" me....

but (a little but now)....
I still miss the old me!

And then I read this... Eccl 7 v 10:  Do not say, "Why were the former days better than these?"  
and v 8:  The end of a thing is better than its beginning.

And as it should be, God has the final word:  Phil 1 v 6:  Being confident of this very thing, that He who begun a good work in you will COMPLETE it until the day of Jesus Christ.

So, I choose to believe that the current me is on a path to being a much better me in the future, with God's help.  I hope this is an encouragement to any of you who feel that your yesterdays were better than your today.  Today is just part of the destination.

God bless
Tracy 


16 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh wow!! I had the same thoughts whirling around yesterday about myself. My old" me" consist of a better paying job, more social outtings, a larger group of friends. I truly need to hear this today!! I believe God has a better plan, it's just the waiting period that has me in a tail spin.

    Blessings to you my sweet friend!!
    Stacey

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    1. Hi Stacey - I know, those thoughts plague you as you wonder where to now. But God is good and gracious and He has a plan for us despite ourselves!
      God bless my friend
      Tracy

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  2. I want me to be thin and Godly overnight.

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    1. Hi Stefanie, I don't know, which one should come first for the other to fall in place? Lol, funny lady. See you soon
      God bless
      Tracy

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  3. Meditating on your post this morning. Makes me think of a grape (as silly as that may sound) and how when tread on and squashed and punctured, it may seem ruined. Useless. Damages. But, as the Father presses that winepress down...in the end flows wine to all around. And there is His glorious work most often found! (At least this is where I am right now...Yes, a squashed grape. Ha Ha) I must keep remembering...He is not finished with me yet. Praise God for that! Lol

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    1. Hi Jen - Such a great analogy. Great post there for you :) From one squashed grape to another, have a great day!
      God bless
      Tracy

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  4. Loved this post and the visual with the trees was terrific...a great reminder we are a work in progress

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    1. Hi Maryann - thank you, I wondered if anyone would see that, so glad you did :)
      God bless
      Tracy

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  5. Tracy, such a wonderful wonderful post. This is my whole journey. To become who God originally planned for me to be. The Real Me! Thank you for sharing and encouraging me with what you shared. Hugs and blessing.

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    1. Hi there, thank you for your encouragement. God bless
      Tracy

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  6. On that journey with you, Tracy! I am so grateful God doesn't give up on us and keeps conforming us to the image of His son. So much work to do, and so much patience from our loving Father.

    Blessings and hugs to you, sweet ((((((((((((Tracy)))))))))!

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  7. Amen Tracy! Wonderful words of encouragement and do have a wonderful evening.
    Love you :-)

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  8. I love the saying, "God loves us just as we are, but loves us too much to keep us that way!" He is constantly molding and shaping us through life experiences, turning us into the women He designed us to be! I am so thankful that "His mercies are new each day"...and that His hand is on my life! Thanks for sharing this, Tracy!

    Blessings, Joan

    P.S. I love the three pictures of the trees...they speak volumes!!

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  9. Tracy,
    My dear, dear friend! How I can relate! As I shared my testimony with women yesterday, I shared the ugliness of the woman I had become a few years ago, and as I look back over the transformation process, it was just that.....a process. It took time as I slowly released things to The Lord little by little. I have been amazed that as I released he would reveal more that needed to be released, but it has been worth it. Thank you for speaking what many women feel. Much love in The Lord.

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  10. This is how I feel right now with homeschooling. I'm in the beginning stages but I will be in full bloom soon!

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  11. I sooo feel the same way from time to time. That final Scripture reference you gave...Phillipians 1:6...has gotten me through many hard days! Thanks for the reminder and letting the rest of us with those feelings know that we are not alone!

    ---Hillary---
    www.destinationproverbs22six.blogspot.com

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