This is a blog collab with my friend Hannah and her amazing blog will be linked below
Past, Present and Future Part 1
I know you try and keep me with you. But what's past is past. I know you hold many good memories for me but, you also hold bad ones. I often dwell in the past, which I shouldn't do. Even though you don't like being forgotten, my God has asked me to live in the present. Yesterday is gone and today is a new day. Thinking about all the wrong things I said, all the times I was embarrassed, all the times I wish I could change how things went, thinking about those all the time keep me from thinking about what I could be doing for God's kingdom. I feel selfish knowing I've wasted hours on end thinking about myself and not what I could be doing for God or who I could be telling about Him. The enemy loves when we dwell in the past, it keeps us from doing other things like strengthening our relationship with God. Now you listen up past, I'm a warrior who now knows how to put on her armor everyday. My armor of God (Ephesians 6: 10-20). I will no longer me a slave to the past as well as fear. Even though you come to haunt me at my weakest times, I know who I can lean on for strength. You past, do not define me. God does, and He says I'm fearfully and wonderfully made.
Blog post verse: "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in wilderness and streams in the wasteland
Isaiah 43: 18-19