You can’t read one chapter of a book and expect to know the whole book. I read a lot and have 100’s of books at home and at our lake house and probably average reading two books a week. I can’t read one chapter and put the book down.
In life, there may be a chapter or two you wish you could delete but they are part of the book of your life. I was with a friend this week who needed a little love. He told me of his failures and how the memories of those pass failures seem to have prevented him from moving on. I told him about all my past business failures and how there was only one thing I was able to do with any success. Sell hotels. I have often wondered if those failures were simply the path, I had to take to get me where I am today. I intend to ask Jesus when I get to heaven.
The point is to not let a chapter or two determine the whole book of your life. Momentum in a football game is a lot like life. There are many changes in momentum during one football game, but the objective is to push through the valleys until you regain your purpose. There are many people who die having never gotten past a bad chapter or two in their life and just couldn’t seem to finish the book. In case you didn’t know it, Satan has his own YouTube channel of your greatest hits and the number one way he tries to influence our life is to play the old videos from our past. He waits every day for you to wake up so he can punch the play button on some old failure from your past.
One of the hardest things to do in life is forgive yourself. Doing so, could be one of the greatest things you could ever do for your future and your family’s future. A pig will find a mud hole and go back and wallow in the same mud every day. Its like he just can’t get enough of it. You are a child of the living God and he doesn’t want you to wallow in your past. The problem? He can’t make that decision for you. You must do it. KT
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Keith, I just read Gene Dickinson and One chapter doesn’t make the whole book. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. What a wonderful testimony of your love for one another. Your statement of the hardest things to do in life is forgive yourself. I struggle with that from time to time. Thanks for the encouragement of knowing that as a child of God He doesn’t want me to wallow in my past. You know you and your family have a special place in my heart. You and Elaine were the last people to be with Norm and me before he passed away. I will never forget that. I also will not forget what your testimony meant to Norm. Love you and your family.
Thank you for your kind words. You and Norm have always been special to me and Elaine and and have always been thankful for your example in our lives. Love ya. KT