Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Encouragement from the past

We are often told in life to not look back and just keep looking forward. Yes, this is good advice but what is pushing me forward? I can only know by looking back.....sometimes. Today I decided to take a look at my past....I thought about my life, decision making, and even read some of my previous blogs. By just taking a brief moment and doing that gave me encouragement to keep pushing forward. I was reminded of my growth, I was reminded of my blessings, and most of all I was reminded that God is always with me. Now you're probably thinking, "Kish..you should know that God is always with you". Yes, I know that. But just like we don't pay attention to every breath that we take or every blink that we make, that is how easy we can take our mind off of God and the inevitable. So I say to you, take a look back....and always be encouraged!


  1. This kinda goes in line with u can forgive, but not forget. U can move on into ur blessings & even a closer relationship w/God, but that doesn't mean we don't forget where we came from. After all, that's our testimony!

  2. Very good thoughts.
    You know, to supplement and confirm your writings, the word "Sankofa" from the Akan language of Ghana translates in English to "go back and take." Often times you will see this concept illustrated with the Adinkra symbols of a a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back.

    It is often associated with the Ghanaian proverb, "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." It means looking back to learn/teach for the purpose of forward progression.