The Same Direction


“Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.” – Edna Ferber

I had the opportunity to watch University of Kentucky take on Western Kentucky in the opening season of college football. During half time, I was headed to meet some friends, and there he was.  That guy from my past, the one who broke my heart, and left me hanging with no answers.  The whirlwind of a romance that had an ending that totally took me by surprise.

As I walked past him, I couldn’t help but go back to that place.  That place in time where a girl stood there pleading for answers and wanting a different ending.  But then there right in that very moment, I realized that he was never going to go with me; he was never going to go in the direction of my dreams or desires.  He couldn’t for reasons of his own.

One of my greatest hurdles is letting go of the past and in this particular chapter of my life, God is leading me to do just that.  This random encounter, no coincidence I assure you, was a gentle reminder of where I have come from and most importantly, where I am going.  For that, I am truly grateful that my God cares so much.

“Blessed is the person who finds out which way God is moving, and then gets moving in the same direction.” – Unknown

Maybe your story is not about a man who broke your heart, but whatever or whomever keeps you in the past, I hope you catch a glimpse of what could be and get in the same direction of where God is taking you.


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