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Monday, January 22, 2018
This Dangerous Habit Can Sabotage Your Spiritual Blessings

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As I was preparing for work one morning, I dropped a hand mirror, and it went crashing to the floor. The pieces were everywhere. When I stooped down to pick them up, the phrase "seven years" immediately went through my head.

Now, I'm not a person who believes in luck, good or bad. The phrase probably came to mind because it's one I've heard all my life—"seven years of bad luck." But instead of finishing it, I heard a still small voice say, "Don't look back," then "Press on!" I knew that sweet voice was the voice of the Lord.

I also knew exactly what He was saying to me.

Unless you are looking into a mirror that is large enough to see only a small part of your face, you can normally see only your reflection, looking ahead, but also what is behind you. If you focus on the things behind, even though you're facing the other direction, you are no longer looking forward.

I had been going through a very difficult time in my life and still wanted to hold on to some things that were virtually gone. The Father was telling me that it was time to let them all go, to mark the date, to build an altar, if you will. He showed me that looking back is very dangerous.

When the children of Israel left Egypt, they kept looking back. Many times, they complained that they had it better where they came from. Their former life of making bricks to build another's kingdom seemed better than taking their own ground, even though they were headed for a land flowing with milk and honey, a place of freedom.

In spite of all God did for them on their journey to Canaan, regardless of the times He proved Himself over and over, they still looked back, searching for what they once had. Most of them ended up dying in the wilderness. read more
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