THE NEXT STEP
Although I have 20/20 hindsight,
when I look into the future, I can't see farther than the next
step. God made the world work that way and He did it for a
Our future is in our hands, and we can make it into anything we
want. If we knew what was going to happen ahead of time, our
life would become a rerun. Foreknowledge would blunt the thrill
of victory and magnify the agony of defeat.
After I arrived in New Zealand on my catamaran, I purchased a
van that I used to tour the country. While touring on the north
island, I rolled the van and nearly died in the accident. I
broke two legs, five ribs, one scapula, punctured one lung, and
ended up in the hospital for two months.
Before this accident I had just spent six months sailing across
the Pacific Ocean with my family. We explored the marvels of
the Galapagos Islands and discovered the glories of Polynesian
paradise. Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji revealed their wonders as our
catamaran sailed west. By the time our anchor was down in New
Zealand, we had sailed on the ocean of our dreams, and life was
If I had know ahead of time about the car accident, the entire
trip across the Pacific would have been a countdown to
disaster. Instead of reveling in our cruising dreams, I would
have been focusing on future pain.
God in his mercy gives us enough strength to live our dreams
each day, but He doesn't load the future into our backpack and
force us to carry that burden. Instead, He parcels out our life
one day at a time and gives us the courage to take the next
Excerpt from :
Maximum Strength Positive
Thinking : What to Say When You Talk to Your Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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