The First Step to a Reset - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - March 23, 2023

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The First Step to a Reset
By Rick Warren

"Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?" Isaiah 43:18-19 (NCV)

You are a product of your past. You have been shaped by the good and the bad things in your life. But you are not a prisoner of your past—you can be free!

That’s what Christianity is all about. Through Jesus Christ, you can be born again and start a new life. Jesus makes it possible for you to push the reset button and get a second chance.

Here's what God says about your past: "Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?" (Isaiah 43:18-19 NCV).

God doesn’t want you constantly looking at the past. If you’re always looking in the rearview mirror, then you're going to crash! The only way you can move forward is to focus on the present and look forward to the future.

The rest of your life is in the future, not in the past. Your past is past; it’s over. You can’t change it, so don’t dwell on it. Instead, start asking God to do something new in you.

Maybe you feel like nothing new is happening in your life right now. Do you know why? Because you're not asking. James 4:2 says, "You don’t have what you want because you don't ask God for it" (NLT). Look again at what that says: You don't have it because you don't ask for it.

If you’ve never asked God for a reset in your life, then all you need to say is, “God, I need a fresh start. I've blown it. I’ve made mistakes, and I need you to reboot my life.”

This is the first step to a reset. You just have to ask God for it!

Everyone needs a reset at some point—because life is hard, and we all make mistakes. Are you ready for God to do something new in your life? Ask him for a fresh start, and he’ll give you renewed energy, a renewed spirit, renewed hope, and a renewed heart.

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