Let it Go
Isaiah 43: 18-19
Forget the former thing; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing.
Living in your past is never a good idea, whether you always replay the glory years or you can't get past something terrible you did in your youth. Our past has the potential to haunt us like a horror movie. We can get a thought stuck in our brains and it can play over and over again, not allowing us to rest. But that is no way to live our lives! What does dwelling on past events do for us today? Nothing. By constantly thinking of past wrongs, you become paralyzed and unable to move forward with your life.
God has made you a new creation: the old is gone and He has breathed a new life in you— Jesus’ life. We should start everyday with thanksgiving for the new day— a day to allow Christ to live through us in everything we do. God does not focus on our past, so why should we? If God has forgiven my sin, then I should be able to forgive my sin. God will use my past to minister to others, but He will not use my past to guilt me. God is a God of forgiveness, not guilt. He is a God of redemption not a God for making us pay our debt. Thank God today that He is a God of the future and not the past.
Father, Thank You that when You look at me, You do not see my past, but You see Jesus. What an amazing miracle that is for my life. God, I am blown away by Your capacity to love and I can barely comprehend it. I tend to hold onto my past and even the pasts of other people in my life and I realize that is wrong. I need to move on, move forward and accept Your full forgiveness and love.
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