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.