Beaux Tate

My dog, Beaux Tate, was in the back window of our house and he saw a rabbit and he is barking.  He kept his eye on that rabbit and when I let him out into the backyard, he continued to look for that rabbit that had long ran away.  But that did not deter him, he just kept looking in that direction and barking. 
But what he missed was the three other rabbits that were on the other side of the yard.  He was so focused on the one rabbit that he missed the three others.  See the other three would have brought him much more excitement than seeing a single rabbit.

This experience made me wonder how many of God’s blessings I have missed because I am occupied with things of the past instead of looking forward in anticipation to what God has planned for me.  Continuing to focus on past events, whether they are joyous or devastating, can prevent us from seeing blessings God has in store for our future.  Help us to remember “The Lord says, ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!’” (Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV).

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