Many of you feel stagnant in your relationship with the Lord and for some of you, the reason is that you are living in your past. There are memories that you are having a difficult time letting go of. It is so important to release the memories of mistakes and misfortunes as well as the memories of good times that you had so that Jesus could heal you. He will take those good and bad times and create a masterpiece. You will be amazed at what He will do with a life that is totally submitted to Him. Holding on to the past as well as unforgiveness will hinder His work in you and will only bring sorrow, guilt and regret. Don’t allow your past situations to determine your future destination. Be set free to receive beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning.
The Lord says forget what lies behind. Don’t hold on to past memories that will burden you and bring bitterness to your soul. Don’t look at yourself the way that you were in the past. You are no longer the man or woman that you once were. Don’t reminisce on the good times and the way that you think it should have been. This will hinder you from what is to come. Re construct your way of thinking into the image of how I see you. I am bringing forth a new wineskin. You must protect and nurture this new wineskin to be able to hold the new wine that I am releasing to you. Don’t look in the rear view mirror of your past any longer. This is preventing you from moving forward by holding on to worthless things and memories of situations that no longer exist. Release those who hurt you and I will heal you. As you align yourself with My plan, all the bad memories will diminish.
Your old nature is no longer in existence. See yourself the way that I see you. See the person that I have created you to be. Don’t be afraid of change but move forward into the victory that I have for you. Don’t deprive yourself from entering into the blessings that I have for you by looking back at the person that you once were. Remember where I have brought you from but walk in the newness that I am bringing you in to. Don’t look back at the person that you once were but look unto the promises and the provisions that I have for you says the Lord.
“He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.”
2 Corinthians 5: 17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”