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I over­heard some­one say that, “to know where you are go­ing you need to know where you have been.”

I be­lieve this is a true state­ment. It seems that many peo­ple don’t know the di­rec­tion their life is go­ing be­cause they have not taken a hard look at where their life has been. For any of us to recognize where it is we want to be, we firmly have to have con­trol of what we have done with our life so far.

If you look at you life and like the di­rec­tion you have been and seem happy in the di­rec­tion that you are headed then you are prob­a­bly a per­son of sat­is­fac­tion, ded­i­ca­tion, de­ter­mi­na­tion, and out­look.

If you are a per­son that is un­happy and not proud of what has hap­pened in the past then you are look­ing for the magic of a bet­ter to­mor­row. The first thing you have to re­al­ize is that if you are not sat­is­fied with what you have done with your life, then it’s you and only you that can make the change.

It starts with in­ner peace. I be­lieve it is a heart prob­lem that some peo­ple will never over­come be­cause they keep reach­ing for some­thing with­out a proper at­ti­tude. In­ner peace only comes when some­one is happy with the di­rec­tion their life is go­ing and has been. For many of you this in­ner peace will never come be­cause you are reach­ing for the worldly de­sires of need, power, and self grat­i­fi­ca­tion.

For those of us that know Je­sus as our Lord and Sav­ior, our lives have changed for the bet­ter. We are not caught us in keep­ing us with worldly de­sires or look­ing at earthly items for sat­is­fac­tion. We know that our re­ward is in heaven and that comes when we go home to be with Je­sus.

As we re­flect on where our life has been, whether it be what we are proud of or not, Je­sus has the fi­nal rest­ing place for us. If we haven’t been faith­ful to Him or if we have been de­ceit­ful and un­truth­ful to our­selves and oth­ers, there is still hope for you to­day. It is never too late to get on your knees and ask Je­sus to be Lord and Mas­ter of your life. This be­gins with you and it should be­gin now!

Prayer: Thank you Lord Je­sus for al­low­ing me to know you per­son­ally. I ad­mit that I am a sin­ner and accept your re­deem­ing grace. Amen.

(Sug­gested daily Bi­ble read­ings: Sun­day - Ec­cle­si­astes 2:1-11; Mon­day - Job 17:10-16; Tues­day - Luke 24:3637; Wed­nes­day - 1 Corinthi­ans 1:3-9; Thurs­day - Gala­tians 1:3-11; Fri­day Psalm 37:16-17; Satur­day - Philip­pi­ans 4:11-13.) A126-11

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