THE DIARY OF A CHRIST FOCUSED CHRISTIAN!
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????STILL ON LOT'S WIFE AND LOOKING BACK...
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*REASONS WHY WE OFTEN LOOK BACK !* [PART 2 B]
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I hope I didn't keep us waiting today????!

But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. (Gen 19: 26)

Remember Lot’s wife.
(Luk 17: 32)

We parted with the promise of identifying some reasons why we find ourselves looking back oftentimes...you know,I said,*LOOKING BACK TAKES LESS THAN A SECOND* This usually happens when we *abandon watching*, either as a result of LUST or MAKE BELIEVE CONFIDENCE...over confidence.

WITHOUT ARGUMENT,*LOOKING BACK* HAS COSTED A LOT OF US,OUR GOD DESIGNATED LIVES!
LET'S CONSIDER SOME REASONS THAT CAN CAUSE OUR LOOKING BACK.

Okay, here's the thing????;

????Looking back because we’re familiar with sin rather than salvation.

Familiarity,they say breeds contempt.
We are by default, more at home in our *comfort zone* than uncharted territory. It’s more likely for us to look back when we are unfamiliar with where God is leading us, just like with Lot’s wife.
She is used in seeing and practicing sin in their city every single day. Sin was their point of reference. Sin was their *normal*. It was their usual way of responding to life. She lived her whole life in that city. Can we blame her? She was familiar with it, and she thinks she fits perfectly.So getting out of it definitely seems uncanny.

It's the same with us today...we ain't any different...the only difference may be our level of individual response. That lifestyle we have been used to,becomes our regular object of temptation... smoking, alcoholism, reveling,fornicating and adultery, mode of dressing and communication,yes,we will be longing to hangout with peers and friends at our regular joints...yes, generally,those sins that tied us down,that we are fleeing from.

????Looking back because we are familiar with our past rather than our present.

This is like the point above,but really,it isn't.

It's one thing for God to be our present Help, and another thing for us to be a prisoner of our past.

This hits me home. I have had a painful childhood, a rough and dark teens,and an even more complicated young adulthood (even now, I'm yet a victim). Going through physical, emotional, and mental trauma created an isolated and numb heart. I know some of you can relate... THROUGH MY SHARED PERSONAL EXPERIENCES SO FAR, A LOT OF US WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN.

When I make decisions, my frame of reference is what I have experienced. If I realise that I have had bad experiences by choosing this or that, I avoid going for it. It seems to make me isolated and totally risk-free. But,am I happy? No. Am I sad? Also no. I just settle for what I feel is familiar and with that, I think I keep myself safe. I think.But no.

My past has been both a nightmare and a suffering. It wasn’t good to me, especially with my mental health. It is what has actually spurted me into this my emotionally depressive condition I frequently relapsed into . So it explains what I’ve been going through right now and why I’m inclined to write.

????Looking back because we are familiar with ourselves rather than God Himself.

Let’s be honest. We want what we want, when we want it. We decide and act for our own intentions and desires. I get that. This is our life.

And that’s the dangerous part.

Whether we like it or not, we may not know ourselves more than God. He sees and knows everything because He created you and me. Therefore, it is impossible for us to know ourselves better in any case. Even though you are a very self-aware person, human knowledge is still foolishness to God.

We were used to be the captain of our souls. We were used to steer the ship of our own future and set the sails for the desires of our hearts. Everything is in our hands and it feels good... but sometimes, it feels bad. We NEVER seem to agree with ourselves that we are limited.

The list goes on and on,but all the others are encapsulated in these three. Right. Next,we are going to look more deeply into the costs and implications of looking back.
May the Good Lord God Almighty NEVER EVER takes His Eyes off us,???? Amen ????!
THE DIARY OF A CHRIST FOCUSED CHRISTIAN! ♾️♾️♾️♾️♾️♾️♾️♾️♾️♾️ ????STILL ON LOT'S WIFE AND LOOKING BACK... ======================= *REASONS WHY WE OFTEN LOOK BACK !* [PART 2 B] """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" I hope I didn't keep us waiting today????! But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. (Gen 19: 26) Remember Lot’s wife. (Luk 17: 32) We parted with the promise of identifying some reasons why we find ourselves looking back oftentimes...you know,I said,*LOOKING BACK TAKES LESS THAN A SECOND* This usually happens when we *abandon watching*, either as a result of LUST or MAKE BELIEVE CONFIDENCE...over confidence. WITHOUT ARGUMENT,*LOOKING BACK* HAS COSTED A LOT OF US,OUR GOD DESIGNATED LIVES! LET'S CONSIDER SOME REASONS THAT CAN CAUSE OUR LOOKING BACK. Okay, here's the thing????; ????Looking back because we’re familiar with sin rather than salvation. Familiarity,they say breeds contempt. We are by default, more at home in our *comfort zone* than uncharted territory. It’s more likely for us to look back when we are unfamiliar with where God is leading us, just like with Lot’s wife. She is used in seeing and practicing sin in their city every single day. Sin was their point of reference. Sin was their *normal*. It was their usual way of responding to life. She lived her whole life in that city. Can we blame her? She was familiar with it, and she thinks she fits perfectly.So getting out of it definitely seems uncanny. It's the same with us today...we ain't any different...the only difference may be our level of individual response. That lifestyle we have been used to,becomes our regular object of temptation... smoking, alcoholism, reveling,fornicating and adultery, mode of dressing and communication,yes,we will be longing to hangout with peers and friends at our regular joints...yes, generally,those sins that tied us down,that we are fleeing from. ????Looking back because we are familiar with our past rather than our present. This is like the point above,but really,it isn't. It's one thing for God to be our present Help, and another thing for us to be a prisoner of our past. This hits me home. I have had a painful childhood, a rough and dark teens,and an even more complicated young adulthood (even now, I'm yet a victim). Going through physical, emotional, and mental trauma created an isolated and numb heart. I know some of you can relate... THROUGH MY SHARED PERSONAL EXPERIENCES SO FAR, A LOT OF US WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN. When I make decisions, my frame of reference is what I have experienced. If I realise that I have had bad experiences by choosing this or that, I avoid going for it. It seems to make me isolated and totally risk-free. But,am I happy? No. Am I sad? Also no. I just settle for what I feel is familiar and with that, I think I keep myself safe. I think.But no. My past has been both a nightmare and a suffering. It wasn’t good to me, especially with my mental health. It is what has actually spurted me into this my emotionally depressive condition I frequently relapsed into . So it explains what I’ve been going through right now and why I’m inclined to write. ????Looking back because we are familiar with ourselves rather than God Himself. Let’s be honest. We want what we want, when we want it. We decide and act for our own intentions and desires. I get that. This is our life. And that’s the dangerous part. Whether we like it or not, we may not know ourselves more than God. He sees and knows everything because He created you and me. Therefore, it is impossible for us to know ourselves better in any case. Even though you are a very self-aware person, human knowledge is still foolishness to God. We were used to be the captain of our souls. We were used to steer the ship of our own future and set the sails for the desires of our hearts. Everything is in our hands and it feels good... but sometimes, it feels bad. We NEVER seem to agree with ourselves that we are limited. The list goes on and on,but all the others are encapsulated in these three. Right. Next,we are going to look more deeply into the costs and implications of looking back. May the Good Lord God Almighty NEVER EVER takes His Eyes off us,???? Amen ????!
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