Release the Past

Some people are forever hindered by their past – past failures, past hurts, and past disappointments – all of which are just a sampling of the past events that are relived in the present. Even God chooses not to change the past but to use it. As someone aptly put it,

“The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation,
for continuation, not repetition.”

As challenging as it is to live in the present and as foolish as it is to live in the future, it is impossible to live in the past. Yet for reasons unknown people park in the past and miss what God is purposing to do today. Someone once said, “Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.”

People who do this rarely look with sorrow on the past, for God has given them reasons for joy.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 (NLT)

Turning to your past means you have your back to your future. We know that Jesus is the same “yesterday, today and forever”. That means He is in your past, present and future so you can live today with hope and certainty.

Just a thought,
Carl Toti

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