“None of this is to say that the past is your future. That would be like trying to drive using only your rearview mirror.” -James Kouzes & Barry Posner
I’m currently in Israel to see holy sights of the Bible. The time zone difference here and back home is an 8-hour difference. I told a friend of mine, “It may be midnight here but it’s 4pm back home. I may not sleep tonight.” He replied that when you come to a new time zone you have to begin to believe that the time is right for you. I thus made the decision to adjust my clock accordingly, not to forget the past, but to live in the present and look to the future. This serves as a metaphor in that we can’t go forward and live the fullest life possible if we are spending most of our time looking in the rearview mirror. Collectively let’s decide to live in the present and look to the future. Adjust the clock.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV).