I just started reading "Dances With Wolves". I've never read it before or seen the movie. I've had the book for a while but just now wanted to start it. So far, I'm enjoying it immensely.
There's a quote on the back cover that I found fascinating. It said: "Unless he gave up the past, he could never have a future."
That's been my story for about 11 years. When I started this journey, God told me to forget the former things and not dwell on the past because he was doing a new thing in my life. (Isaiah 43:18-19) It's been very disconcerting and scary at times but that's exactly what I've had to do . . . put aside the past in order to enter into the future that God had planned for me to experience.
My baby granddaughter has just started walking and I'm amazed at watching her. She had the crawling thing down pat and it really does seem like a safer way to travel but, when it was time for her to walk, she stood up and started walking. She's wobbly on her feet at times and falls down some but she just gets up and keeps on moving. She hasn't reverted back to crawling. That to me is a picture of this new life in the spirit. I may be a bit wobbly as I walk but I can't go back to the old safer ways.
I haven't gotten very far into the book but I'll be interested in seeing how this truth plays out in the main character's life. I entered this journey unwillingly and unknowingly but now that I've begun to see glimpses of the new thing that God is doing, I never want to go back to those old ways. This is a picture of this new life in the spirit. I may be a bit wobbly as I walk but I can't go back to the old safer ways.