The Past is the Past

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Are you sitting at home reflecting on your past? Thinking about your past mistakes…going over the woulda, coulda, shoulda? Now that so many of us are self-isolating at home, without the distractions of the office and day-to-day running around, it may be easier to fall into that place of self-doubt and self-despair, over analyzing past mistakes and what could have been to where you are now.

The enemy will want you to think your best days are over. You have messed up with no chance of repair. You have used up all your blessings (Really…with the God we serve? Wow!) and have nothing left to look forward to in the future. Your mistake is an embarrassment that you will not be able to recover from, even if you tried. These are all LIES. Jesus has nailed all our sins to the cross.

For the people who are overachievers and are having a hard time believing that their circumstance has occurred (regardless of the fact that others have gone through it and came out of it by God’s grace), and do not want to believe this is their life, or as people are overly saying now “the new normal,” I want you to know that you have HOPE. Anyone who tells you anything different does not know Jesus Christ, nor do they have a relationship with Him.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

As it is written in 1 John 2:4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. Jesus is the truth.

We have all fallen short. We have all made mistakes, even the person who is pointing the finger at you right now. If that person is not allowing you to forget it, then pray for their heart. I’m not saying all mistakes will go away in a blink of an eye. A man reaps what he sows (Galatians 6:7). I just want to remind you that God can deliver us from our past. The godly man may trip seven times, but they will get up again (Proverbs 24:16).

Brothers and Sisters remain encouraged. I too have gone through trials that I hadn’t expected, and endured a recovery process that was painful, but I don’t look like what I have gone through. Praise God! He is still with me as He is with you. Keep the faith and trust in due time that He will turn it all around. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Seek Him today. I would advise you not to turn to social media to solve your problems, or to right your wrongdoings (remember misery loves company).  Give God your heart and allow Him to heal your brokenness. We are all made whole in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:10).

I wanted to share this picture with you. Hopefully, it will put things into perspective visually.

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God always has something better. If what you loss is meant for you, then it will return at the proper time. There is NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. But remember, if it’s not, and this is the part a lot of us do not want to accept right away, then He has something better.  When I think about all the things I had to have in my past that went away, I am thankful for the blessings that God has provided over what I thought I needed at the time. He knows best. Trust in the Lord. I would rather put my trust in the creator of the heavens and the earth then man any day.

Have a blessed week.

If you are not saved, please visit my Salvation Prayer page. The promises I write about in this blog site can be for you too by accepting our heavenly Father’s free gift of salvation today. His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has already paid the price for us. The Lamb of God. Welcome Him into your heart today.

Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders

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