"You gotta put your behind in your past"-Pumba
"No, Pumba. It's you've got to put your past behind you."-Timon
My kids love the Lion King, and for good reason. It's funny right? And yet today as I struggled with a shot to the heart from my past, these are the words that came to me. There are wisdom in these words. The past is exactly that: past. It's over. There is nothing you can do to change what has already happened. This does not however mean that you can't change the future. The choices that we make today will shape our futures and the futures of our children. If I choose to dwell on the choices of the past and I do not fully live for today I run the risk of drastically messing up what "could be" for my kids and my family. The same is true of thinking too far into the future. Jesus tells us in His perfect wisdom to "not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34 NIV)
:: and so I choose. I choose today. ::
This post part of the 30 minute blog challenge hosted by Steady Mom.