When you sit in the driver’s seat of your vehicle, where do you look?

Most of us spend most of the time looking through the front windshield.

We were told in driver’s education to glance in our side and rear-view mirrors.

Think about the size of the front windshield.

It’s a large piece of glass – usually the largest in the vehicle.

Next, think of the rear-view mirror mounted on the front windshield.  How does it compare with the windshield? (I’m not a math person, so I can’t give you a percentage.  Feel free to leave your estimate in the comment section… )  I’m just going to generalize and say that the rear-view mirror is much smaller than the front windshield.

Why is the front windshield larger than the rear-view mirror?  

Although it’s important to be aware of what’s happening behind and around us, most of our attention should be focused on where we’re going.

Look forward. Glance behind.

This is true in marriage, also.  In your marriage, are you looking forward with a glance backward and sideways to orient yourself… or are you staring in the rear-view mirror with a sense of longing?  Or maybe you’re staring because you don’t want to let go, move away and get past something.

Are you caught up – tangled –  in the past?

OK.  I gotta say it…

Let the past go.  It’s done.

You can’t bring the good stuff back, any more than you can change the bad stuff.

Perhaps it’s time to just

… let it go.

Stop looking back.

How can you see the


God is going to do in your life

if you’re so busy looking backwards?

…what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and Godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.

2Peter 3:11-12

Encouragement comes from hope – hope for the future.  God is never done using us for His purpose.  Ever.

What are you missing because you’re looking back?