Leave the past behind you!
STOP, DON'T LOOK BACK! YOU ARE NOT GOING THAT WAY!
STOP DON'T LOOK BACK! YOU ARE NOT GOING THAT WAY!
How often do you reminisce on past memories? Now, how much were you able to accomplish in a day after all of that reminiscing and carrying on? I don't know about any of you all, but for me whenever I am reminiscing on a past event it might take up some time from day. Now you might be wondering how come? Well, depending on how a memory made me feel I might take time to analyze the events that occurred at the time. This can cause the important duties I had set aside to do for a particular day to get pushed on the back burner. Why? Because I am giving all of my time and energy to a thought that has already passed. That means that whatever happened has already happened and no matter how hard I try to analyze the situation, it will always remain the same.
There is so much I have to get accomplished and I cannot allow the past memories to take up any more space in my mind, especially the not so good ones. Whenever I feel anything negative trying to come into my mind or space, I immediately pray and ask God for guidance because nothing is too hard for Him to handle. Now, don't get me wrong not all memories are bad.There are quite a few that I would consider putting them in the category of a "blast from the past," but it's important that I don't spend too much time on those either.
My daily reminder: The future is in front of me, the past is behind me.
And that my friend is where I want it to stay!
"Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old."
Will you let go of your past today?