Back in the late 70’s or early 80’s there was a popular Christian movie that was entitled “Left Behind”.

It dealt with the second coming of Jesus Christ to earth and how those who had not believed in Him were left behind to deal with the consequences of their rejection of Him. It stirred many hearts and there was a great Christian revival in every nation around the world. Wherever it was shown, people were touched and accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour. As with other moves and outpourings of the Holy Spirit, it lasted for awhile and then people began to forget their promise and commitment to the Lord and lived according to their own personal desires.

As this new year is already a month old, I have been questioning some things about myself. At my age, have I gone all the places that I would like to have gone? No, not really. I don’t especially enjoy traveling by myself. I’d rather have someone accompany me and that’s not always possible. It’s not an excuse. It’s just a fact. Therefore, I enjoy watching shows that take me to places I cannot go myself.

Have I done all the things I would like to have done? Again no, not really. Sometimes I just don’t have what it takes or the resources to complete a task.

Have I been the person God would have me be? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. I’m human and I have and will continue to make mistakes. But my goal is to leave those things behind, move forward, and strive for whatever the Lord has out there in the future for me. Maybe mountains, maybe hills, maybe valleys; who knows? All I know is that my Heavenly Father has promised me He will be with me, never forsake or leave me, therefore, I am not alone. How about you? Do you need to leave some things behind? Do you need to go somewhere new? Are you satisfied with where you are? It’s never too late to start over. Why not try it in 2018?

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