Monday’s devotional was “you can’t go back” and yesterday’s was “get over it”. I didn’t intend to write a series, but I think we have to address HOW to let go of the past. Because it isn’t that easy, is it? The past has a way of coming back into our lives – sometimes through subtle reminders. Some of us may even still have to live with the people or places from that past, and maybe they haven’t even changed, but WE have. How do you “get over it” when it is still right there? How do you make your mind think differently – prevent it from going into those spirals of bad memories and negative thinking – when the reminders keep popping up like notifications on your phone?
God knows that it is not easy. He understands. He asks us to put our focus on Him as much as possible, and gradually…there will be more of His thoughts and less of that past.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.