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.
Today’s Tuesday thoughts…
“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”
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!
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Are you able to easily let go of the past so you can enjoy a brighter future?