The Danger of “The Way We Were”

Some people get so stuck in the past. Always focusing on what used to be. Always trying to move forward, but ever looking backwards. This is a recipe for failure and disaster. 

This happens a lot in church. People constantly thinking about the way things used to be, or “the way we were.” They remember the so-called “glorious days.” The funny thing is, many times they didn’t feel that way when they were living in those days.

When you constantly focus on your past, several things happen…

  • You lose direction
  • You lose momentum
  • You lose fulfillment
  • You lose attraction 

The price is extremely high. It’s actually rather delusional. The only time we have is now. In fact, we are not even promised tomorrow. We must…

  • Learn from the past
  • Plan for the future
  • Live for today

Keep your eyes looking upward and forward. Upward to God, and forward to the future. As Pastor Rod Parsley once put it, “The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground of miracles.”


One thought on “The Danger of “The Way We Were”

  1. This is definitely food for thought! … I cannot create much atmosphere of expectancy, dwelling on what used to be 🤷🏼‍♀️


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