Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pitfalls of Nostalgia


Nostalgia is not what it used to be.” -Simone Signoret

When the Israelites traded slavery in Egypt for the uncertainty of a desert, some of them began to question whether they had it better in Egypt.  They forgot the bad parts of their bondage, only remembering the food that they ate (Exod. 16).   This is how nostalgia can work with us.  We begin to paint a rosy picture of the past, glossing over the parts that we’d rather not remember.  However, to enter into God’s destiny for your life, you must leave the past, and focus on where you’re heading.

There is surely a future hope for you… (Proverbs 23:18 ESV). 

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