January 28, 2013
“What we need is not new light, but NEW SIGHT; not new paths, but NEW STRENGTH to walk the old ones.” -Author Unknown
It is going to be impossible to avoid all my old paths completely. I am going to try, but it is inevitable. One day I’m going to run into someone or have a memory that reminds me of the ‘good ol days’ and how it used to be.
But having NEW SIGHT, a renewed mind, and a new vision is what will keep my eyes on the PRIZE and not on the past. And knowing that God will give me NEW STRENGTH to walk the old paths is what will keep me moving so I don’t make any pit stops.
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31
Something we always talked about in RDAP (the drug program I took) was running into old friends and old places. And how important it is to say hello and keep moving. There is no reason for me to be hanging out in a bar, or going to a club. There is no reason for me to be out looking for a motorcycle to jump on or a cute boy to ride with. There is no reason for me to be shopping in stores I can’t afford or spending money on things that I don’t need. There are just some things that I don’t need in my life. And these are a few of them.
Having a new outlook on life is what keeps my eyes on what matters. Relying on HIS strength is what keeps me going, knowing that I don’t have to do all this on my own.
“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11