The new year and a new decade is here! A new year is a great time to make a fresh start. Be careful not to bring regrets with you into your new year. Looking back at things can stifle your growth and delay the plans God has for your life. Lot’s wife is a great example of the consequences of looking back. The Hebrew word in this portion of scripture (Genesis 19:26) is Nabat. This word doesn’t just mean a brief looking back, but it means to look intently at, to behold, to consider. Yesterday is history and cannot be retrieved so don’t dwell on it. You can’t change your yesterdays, but you can use them to determine the course of your tomorrows. Don’t allow your past to paralyze you and keep you from moving forward. Determine to have a fresh start and a new beginning right now. Remember, God’s mercy to you is new and fresh every single morning. Don’t allow yesterday’s failures and disappointments to hold you back this year!
26 But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:26 (NLT)22
The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)