Topic: The Gift You Will Never Have!
Today’s Scripture: Psalm 51
Our Daily Manna 17th February 2021 ODM Devotional Message
Your whole life can change in one day. One day you’re the fun- loving, outgoing, friendly man or woman that everyone loves. The next day you’re the quiet, lonely man or woman full of many “HAD-I- KNOWN” – REGRETS!
In this New year, you can look back on your life and begin to REMEMBER some past mistakes or where some things went wrong. As billions are singing HAPPY NEW YEAR, you can be tempted to look back at that ONE WRONG decision that led your life up to the point you’re at now. And even in this early year, your first response to that could be REGRET!
Many people look back instead of looking forward and they wish they had made a different choice. Satan can throw arrows of “IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW.” Yes! Many people are victims of that arrow:“IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW.” Well, you did not know then some things you know now!
Secondly, you have made that mistake and you cannot UNDO what has been done! So, stop the REGRET AND SELF-PITY/SELF-BLAME game! Despite all the mistakes you have made, resist that arrow of “IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW.”Stop singing that song! You may not have known some things then, because YOU ARE HUMAN, but now the HOLY GHOST is using today’s devotional to let you know that: REGRET OF THE PAST IS A ROBBER OF THE JOY OF THE FUTURE!
Even Jehovah God in His WISDOM, REGRETTED making man (Gen. 6: 6). Hear William J. Clinton: “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” Peter regretted his failure but moved on after bitter tears (Luke 22: 61-62).
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future! No wonder Steve Maraboli penned: “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.” Oh! Don’t live your life regretting yesterday. Live your life, so tomorrow you won’t regret today.
Don’t regret knowing the people who came into your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad ones give you experience. The worst ones give you lessons and the best people give you memories. Always remember:
The only gift you will NEVER have is YOUR PAST! It’s gone forever! Trust God! Learn from the past mistakes and move on! You serve the God of a SECOND CHANCE!
1. Take Song 1: Christian seek not yet…
2. In your own words, pray concerning today’s word as led now.
3. Satan, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Stop playing MIND GAMES with me! I reject your arrow of “IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW.”
4. Lord, give me other OPPORTUNITIES! I reject staying in the past! I reject depression, secret anger against myself or others, self-pity. I shall learn from my past and be focused on my tomorrow.
5. In the months of 2021, I shall not live in ANXIETY or WORRY! The past is gone! I live in JOY and focus of my tomorrow.
6. Declare Psalm 51:8-9 now.
7. Pray about today and any other issue(s) affecting your peace.
Our Daily Manna 17th February 2021 ODM Devotional Message was written by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe the founder of the various Manna Prayer Mountain (MPM) worldwide.