As 2016 comes to an end, I think it is important to reflect on the past and look towards the future in an attempt to learn from what has happened and plan for what will happen. It is incredible to me the amount of mistakes that happen repeatedly simply because people don't learn from what has gone wrong so they don't repeat it. As we move into 2017, I think it is a good time to look at a few basic life principles to take us into the new year with a fresh outlook on the future.
1. What has happend is in the past.
Whether you want to change the past or not, the fact is, you can't. the BEST think you can do for you and for those younlove is to learn from the past and make sure that ou don't repeat the same mistakes in the future.
2. What will happen is in the future.
You can control, to some degree, what happens in your future. When you look back at 2016, there are things that happened that ALL of us would have rather NOT, but the best things we can do it make sure that in 2017, those things are not duplicated.
3. What is happening is NOW!
You HAVE to learn to be present now! What is happening will never happen again! (As far as the same circumstances.) Your age, friends, activities and family will never be exactly who they all are now and it is vital that you live in the moment and enjoy all that God has given you.
So as we all move together into 2017, let's take a look at our past, use it to plan the future and enjoy the present that we are in now!