We all have a past. Some of us had a good past with very few mistakes, while others have had a traumatic history with deep regrets. Life has affected us in different ways, but our past doesn’t always tell us where we are going. Some people can come from a life of crime to becoming a wealthy millionaire, or on the flip side, some people can come from a great family and a great neighborhood but end up in prison or rehab. We can’t always tell someone else’s future, not even our own children. God knows our past, present, and future. Our job is to make the most we have here on Earth while knowing that our home is ultimately heaven.
“What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.”
“And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear him. What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 [NLT]