Inspiring words from Colin Powell, no? However, were I to add on to this quote, I would change it to read as follows:
None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows, by the power of Christ, through the Holy Spirit.
I am sort of partial to my take on Mr. Powell’s words, but I appreciate the sentiment behind his original quote as well. There is a certain amount of acceptance that we must have about the past — to leave it in the rearview mirror, or perpetually look behind us, fretting over what has been, and finding ourselves nearly totally blind to what new opportunity that may be right in front of us — if only we have eyes to see it! Attitude and perspective have a lot to do with how we experience life, no?
Put another way, faith-based hope is no respecter of persons — regardless of our lot in life, if we believe and trust that the Lord can and will do what is best and right for us in every possible circumstances, how can we help but experience even the smallest measure (that of a mustard seed) of hope-filled faith?
Or is it faith-filled hope? Either way, our eyes our on Him — the only One who can redeem our yesterdays and transform our tomorrows.
PS – Thank you for your prayers! Today was a better asthma day. 🙂