Don’t Look Behind You

21 Aug

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” — Isaiah 34:18-19

Hey Webbies,

“Don’t look behind you,” whether said by your best friend in high school or one of the characters in a horror movie, heeds a warning to someone of something to come. A high school crush. A vindictive murderer. On the other hand, it could be someone telling you not to look at the past.

I am the C.E.O. of looking at my own past as well as the past of others. Society makes it an acceptable habit to maintain, but as a woman of God I need to learn to accept what has happened and not let it affect my present or future in a negative way. When people argue they tend to bring up the past because they do not know any better. As hard as it may be, I am going to try to keep myself in the present so that I may have an absolute future.

Some people in your life will throw that phrase at you so that you will look behind. They are not using it as a warning but as a weapon. You do not want these manipulative people in your life. Honestly, if you have them in your life, maybe you should reconsider why you let them stick around. Being a Proverbs woman is all about character, a woman without character is nobody. Do not let someone put you down for something God has already taken care of. If you give someone the satisfaction of controlling your past, you are relinquishing your dignity. Then what does it matter if you accomplish wonderful things in the future? You are still a prisoner of the person in past. Alternatively, maybe you achieved many things in your past so now you are a prisoner in fear of disappointment.

Existing, as a woman in this world is hard enough so do not let your past hinder God’s spectacular future for you. Be strong in the Lord. Be confident. Be you. Do not look behind you, unless it will benefit your present or future you.

Please feel welcome to comment or as any questions.

Until next time,



5 Responses to “Don’t Look Behind You”

  1. Eve Yocum August 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM #

    You are wise beyond your years!

    • Kalah August 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM #

      Thank you for your encouraging words.

  2. kearie August 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM #

    I heard a saying thatll go well with this entry. Every saint has a past n every sinner has a future.

    • Kalah September 3, 2012 at 10:18 PM #

      Kearie: Thank you for reading Diary of a Proverbs Woman… This saying does go with what I had wrote.
      God Bless,

  3. brenda August 21, 2012 at 5:53 PM #

    kalah, i found your blog very inspirational and heart worthy. thank you for starting it. i plan on reading. may God continue to give you the words to encourage women of all ages. thanks for your writting.

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