Monday, February 15, 2010

The Wisdom of Disney

"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.

5 comments:

Kim & Dave said...

Amen! The verse at the end was such a good reminder for me this morning! Thank you!

Annie @ Sister Wisdom said...

good stuff. that's what we all need to do - let go of past, let go of future, live today & rest in God's love. thanks for sharing this!

jen@odbt said...

Great post. Reminds me of the quote...yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today a gift.

Mary Levis-knight said...

I also have learned if you live in the past you miss the day which you are in right now. Also if you are reliving something painful you and only you are allowing that person to hurt you and rob you of another day all over again. Thank you for all of the wisdom you are willing to share.

Nina said...

great post. I have to keep reminding myself "that is done, just move on" as I have a tendency to obsess about things and run them through my mind over and over. thanks for your comment over on my post! :)

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