“I can’t do what I used to do.” This is my 87 year-old grandfather’s favorite statement. No disrespect, Pap, but maybe that’s how the good Lord intended it. It seems that we often become so used to what we used to do that we essentially become useless. I’m not saying that we are no longer useful; none of us are all used up. If you’re still breathing, God has a plan for you; He still wants to use you. Perhaps, though, this feeling of uselessness is there for us to instinctively know when it’s time to move on . . . to do something different . . . to learn new skills . . . to change strategies . . . to challenge the status quo . . . to be used elsewhere. How can you use the color of your past to paint yourself a new future? What is it that God wants to do through you now? Does the journey toward your vision need a revision? How does your pursuit need to change to fulfill your destiny?
Don’t get caught up in the used up mentality, allow yesterday’s regrets to thrust you into today’s accomplishments. Let go of yesterday’s potential, embrace today’s power.