By Kenneth Jackson

By Kenneth Jackson

Monday, August 1, 2011

"No Fishing Allowed"

Since today is the very first day of a new month----a new beginning--- I am reminded of something years ago that someone told me about the past.  I think all of us at times look back in our past and wish we had not done something or not said something.  I believe we all say-- "If I had only done this or said this, or IF only I had not done this or not said that", or we say--"If we had it to do over again, we would do it differently."  A very wise person told me something about the past.  She said to put up a "No Fishing" sign--- don't go fishing up past adversity, past failures, past heartaches and past blunders.  Don't go there--NO fishing allowed!!!  We cannot go back and change what is already history--it is impossible.  We can learn from our past, but then we need to move on--to PRESS ON!!  Absolutely nothing in the past has the power to hold us back unless we allow it to.  I have heard that "sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but faith looks up."  As humans and being slow learners, sometimes we look everywhere--back and around-- first before we look up.  I don't know if you need reminding today about letting go of the past, but I do!!  I seem to keep "fishing up" the past and rehearsing it over and over in my mind----which does no good at all!!!  Life has NO rewind button--we cannot go back and have "do overs" with anything in our past.  As I thought about this, the scripture from Philippians 3:13&14 came to mind---"...but this one thing I do, FORGETTING those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I PRESS FORWARD toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." 
I pray His Holy Spirit will remind you and me--- when we begin to get out our fishing poles and start fishing up things in our past----that we will hear His Spirit say loud and clear---"NO Fishing Allowed!!!"
Our God is a redeeming, restoring God--He can redeem all that is in our past.  PRESS ON!!--the best is yet to come!!! 


  1. Thank you, for the reminder..I have been looking back the last couple of days..It was very uplifting to read your post. Anytime we look back we are not looking at Jesus.. I forgot for a min... Lol..God is good and he used you as a reminder for me.. Thank you.