“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves—regret for the past and fear of the future,” states Fulton Oursler. I’m sure you’re well aware of these two thieves. Regret and fear have robbed you of energy, joy, and purpose far too many times.
You probably hang out with these two thieves far more than you should. I know I do.
Most of us spend more brain cells thinking about our past failures and a fearful future than we do about the present.
Regret and fear hide behind irrational beliefs and assumptions, hindering our growth in Christ.
They expose themselves in the unhealthy way we interact with people and process our offenses.
Sometimes I think, “Dang, have I grown at all”?
Yet, it was God who started this whole relationship and it is God who committed himself to finishing what He started—even hanging between two thieves to buy my salvation.
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6 NIV).
The past belongs to Jesus and so does the future.
He knows our short life span is only the beginning point of all he has planned for us in eternity future.
Think about it—500 years from now will you even remember what you regretted yesterday or feared of the future?
So, what have these two thieves, regret and fear, robbed you of? Can you give your past and your future to Jesus? After all, He bought and paid for them with His blood.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis