Let Go of the Past – Look to the Future – January 26 Devotions

Let Go of the Past – Look to the Future – January 26 Devotions

Let go of the past. How many times have you heard that? I guess it depends on how bad our experiences in the past have been. It seems the worse they were, the harder it is to let go, and look to the future. Yet dragging our past into the future will only weigh us down and adversely affect us.

 

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Today’s Tuesday thoughts…

 

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A confident woman does not live in the past…

she lets go of it and looks to the future.

It may be that you have a decision

to make right now.

Maybe you did any number

of terrible things…

in the past.

But God’s question to you is,

what are you going to do today?

Will you live the rest of your life serving God

and following His plan for you?

If you are ready to make that commitment,

there is nothing in your past

that has enough power

to hold you back.

Prayer: Lord, help me to forget

what You have forgotten regarding my past.

I thank You that by Your grace

I can let the past go

 and concentrate on the future.

Show me Your plans

for the days ahead. Amen.”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”

 

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My reflections:

This is a tough one and really hits home for me right now. I still haven’t figured out WHY it’s so difficult to let go of the past, but it certainly seems to be. It’s like we’re conditioned to beat ourselves up to remain in a weakened, vulnerable state instead of forgiving ourselves, gaining strength, and moving forward. Definitely prefer the latter!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Are you able to easily let go of the past so you can enjoy a brighter future?

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           One of the collage wall quilts I’ve made.

 

 

29 thoughts on “Let Go of the Past – Look to the Future – January 26 Devotions

  1. I am getting better at letting go. For most of my life I’ve been a “churner” – going over and over things and how I could have done them better. Now I give it the attention it deserves at the time and then try my hardest to leave it behind and focus on the present – still a work in progress!

  2. K-Lee, this is a powerful subject. I think it takes both a quality decision and practice, to get better and better at letting go. And then something will come up and we’ll get to practice letting go again. Isaiah says, “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old…I am doing a new thing.” Maybe if we remember that God is trying to bring the new into our lives every day, we will be more likely to let go of the old, to make room. Blessings to you!
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  3. It’s difficult to let go, but it’s always for the better. If you keep holding on to the past, you will never be able to do better things in life. You’ll stay stagnant and idle.

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