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  • Forgetting The Past

    8 posts, 7 voices, 1179 views, started Sep 30, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      “Forgetting The Past”

      Phil. 3:13 ‘No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be,
      but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and
      looking forward to what lies ahead,’  

      You may be stronger because of your past. You may be wiser because of your
      past. But you are not who you were in your past! Listen, we have a problem
      sometimes forgetting. Many times, t’s not people doing it to us as much as it
      is us beating ourselves up because of stupid mistakes. We think of the past
      mistakes, sins, and just plain foolish decisions we made and we cringe.
      But we cannot focus on that. God took it away when we asked him
      to and he is concerned about where we are going and not where wehave been
      or what we have done. Out of all the people he used in the bible, he
      never really talked about what they did in their past until they were dead and
      gone. He spoke about their future and their call. He spoke about their
      purpose and their faith.  

      Let it go my sister and brother. No matter how bad it is or was, God gave you
      Jesus so you would be able to let it go. We minimize the cross by carrying
      past issues and sins around. We take away from the power of Jesus’ blood
      when we harbor unforgiveness towards ourselves. Look, after you are
      forgiven, it’s then time to move on. Don’t hold on to your past any longer.
      Allow God to be God and let him give you a fresh start. I know it’s hard
      sometimes to forget things because people will try to remind you of it. But
      the bible says that we all have sinned and come short. What you did has been
      done before. But if sin could stop the plan of God, then the death of Jesus
      was a farce! The bible said that Jesus took the power of death, hell, and
      the grave when he rose. Hell? That means, that hell has no power over you.
      That means that your past sins no longer have the power to take you there!
      So, if you have power over sin, then sin has no power. Your past can’t stop
      you. Forget about it! Let it go and move forward in Christ. Your sins are
      not hidden, they are buried! Cast into the sea of forgetfulness, never
      to be remembered by God again. He has wiped them away and will continue to
      if you continue to move forward. But if you talk about it and worry about
      it, you give it back it’s power then you will begin to suffer for it. Don’t
      give your past energy and power. Don’t awaken your past with worries and
      woes. Let it go and move on. God has forgiven you, now it’s time that YOU
      let it go.  

      Suggested Reading: Psa. 103:12, Heb. 8:12, Heb. 10:17, Rev. 1:18



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          Angell Villafañe wrote Oct 11, 2009
        • Letting go of the past is a hard thing to do. It is something I struggle with everyday. Thank you for this post...it is one I will try to read over and over.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 11, 2009
        • The past is a part of who I am today.  I embrace it but do not dwell on negativism on it.  I focus on what I can learn from it.  We are not perfect.  So we make mistakes.  God gives us limit on intellect but no limit on stupidity (one of God’s humor)... so I forgive myself, I move on.  

          Treasure and embrace my past, enjoy the me today and look forward for the me tomorrow.

          Thank you Neicy for the enlightenment. +++



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          Frannie1964 wrote Oct 11, 2009
        • Great post, thank you for sharing that. I am one who needs to forget the past, just somethings are harder to forget then others, but I am trying.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 12, 2009
        • Hey girls, instead of trying to forget the past (which is very hard), how about embracing it?  When the post hurt pops up, how about talking to yourself “what can I do about it?  what can I learn from it?  how can I prevent that from happening again?”  I found that easier for the wounds will always be there - I just need to know how to dress and nurture that.  IMHO.



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          Janet Wooley wrote Nov 17, 2009
        • Christ died once for all, he is not going to do it again, God said when we ask his forgiveness he throws it in the sea of forgiveness and remembers it no more, he can not lie. It is the enemy who brings it back to my remberance not my heavenly Father. I just rebuke that thought and say: “I am a child of the most high God, my sins were forgiven me” and continue toward the mark. Get up dust myself off and Continue my walk.



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