Leave Behind Your Past, Welcome A New Future (Morning)


Ecclesiastes 9:1-10


Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go, eat your bread with joy, And drink your wine with a merry heart; For God has already accepted your works.

In December 1914, a fire started at a factory in West Orange, New Jersey. It was estimated over one million dollars was burnt into ash. Thomas Alva Edison, the owner of that plant, lost everything. His prototypes, research notes, a lifetime of works disappeared. His son, concerned about his old man’s well-being asked him cautiously and tried not to rub salt into opened wounds. Instead, he found his father looked enthusiastic and answered his son: It’s all right. We’ve just got rid of a lot of rubbish. When people said their grievances he simply shrugged it off and said: Although I am over 67 years old, I’ll start all over again tomorrow. He lived up to his words and went to work the day after, 11 December, as usual. When the fire started he realized that firefighters brigades could barely see through the thick smoke. Within two days he devised his newest invention: a powerful battery-powered torch. Just a year, when his new company closed its book, his net worth was 10 million dollars.

When terrible things happened, we sometimes cannot keep ourselves up. We are crying and cursing. Fall into despair. But Mr. Edison didn’t mind them all. He clearly understood that you cannot reverse the flow of time. It’s already happened, so be it. He didn’t let those trivial things hinder his progress. From the ashes of his previous factory rises a new and more successful plant.

Each of us has our own devastating moments in life. But don’t let it be your obstacles. Let it go. Forgive those who wronged us. Do not let such trivial things hinder His blessings and his plans in our lives. Put in mind that those things had no power towards His plans and goals. Our future cannot be troubled with those minor inconveniences. Rise and do what pleases Him. He will let us experience total restoration and enjoy a brighter future with Him in His kingdom on earth.


Stop blaming your past tragedies and let it go, release your forgiveness and you will enjoy His HEAVENLY BLESSINGS and the FEAST He already prepared especially for you.


1. Do you still blame your unfortunate past? Why?
2. Why do you need to deliver your forgiveness?
3. How you can enjoy His heavenly blessings and joyful festivities that God prepared for you?


“O good Father, I am grateful because You give me what best suited for me. Even though storms disappointments we believe there’s always a meaning behind. Help me LORD to overcome m hatred and disappointments and therefore release the forgiveness. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”


1 Samuel 13-14
Luke 10:1-24