Monday, April 27, 2009

Back to the Future

Do you remember the pull-back cars that you played with as a kid?

You would pull the car backwards on the floor and then let go to see how far it would go.

The further back you would pull it, the farther it would go.

God does this to us sometimes. It feels as though He is pulling us backwards and, frankly, most of the human race prefers the forward motion of life. I know I do.

But it is this "pulling backward" that sometimes propels us forward into what He has for us.

The important thing to remember when in the midst of this process is that His hand is on you.

And that matters so much more than where you are headed.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord; plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."