II Corinthians 5:17(NKKJ) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Some of the unhappiest people I’ve ever known are living their lives looking over their shoulder. We can often drag our past hurts into our present life and future. The problem with this is it hinders us from moving forward in our lives and in God. I genuinely believe this is the plan of the Devil to keep us living in past hurts and not moving forward in the new things that come our way.

What a waste! Nothing back there can be changed. What’s in the past? Only two things: great attainments and accomplishments that could either make us proud by reliving them or indifferent by resting on them; or failures and defeats that cannot help but arouse feelings of guilt and shame. Why in the world would anyone want to return to that quagmire? I’ve never been able to figure that one out.

By recalling those inglorious, ineffective events of yesterday, our energy is sapped for facing the demands of today. Rehearsing those wrongs, now forgiven in grace, derails and demoralizes us. There are few joy stealers more insidious than past memories that haunt our minds, it’s time to move forward!

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for forgiving our past in your auspicious Grace, now thank you for today’s reminder for us to move forward in our lives and in You O Wonderful Lord have Your way in our lives in Jesus name Amen!

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