Don’t Dwell On The Good ‘Ole Days

In the movie “Second Hand Lions,” there is a scene where “Hub” (Robert Duvall) says something like this; “there’s nothing worse than two ole men talking about the good ole’ days.” His point was, we shouldn’t hang on to whatever success we may have had in the past. What are we doing today?
Ecclesiastes 7:10 says, “Do not say why is it that the former days were better than these? It is not from wisdom that you say that.”
Some people love to talk about the “good ‘ole days.” Pastors can, at times, love to reminisce about their days in a church when the church was really doing well. Christians can, at times, love to reminisce about the days when a favorite former Pastor was there and the days, in their opinion, were glorious.
Athletes love to talk about their prime years and how good they were.
But all of that is living in the past and it’s not wise. The past is done… whether it was good or bad.. it’s done… we need to live in the present. What are we doing for the Lord today? Not yesterday… today.
Someone has said that when we are asked, “what is the Lord doing in your life today?” if all we can do is talk about a time in the past when our walk with the Lord was strong, then we aren’t walking closely with the Lord today.
So, what is the Lord doing in your life today? What is the Lord doing in your church today? Not yesterday… today.
A man told me once, “All these people that like to talk about the ‘good ole days’… the good ole days weren’t as good as they like to think they were.”
Today.. let’s don’t live in the past. The apostle Paul said, “Forgetting what lies behind, I press on…”

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