Many of you feel stagnant in your walk with the Lord, and the reason is that you are reliving your past. Some of you are having a difficult time letting go of old memories. It is imperative to release the memories of the mistakes and misfortunes as well as the memories of the good times that you had, so that you could move forward into everything that Jesus has for you. Your past or current situation does not determine your future destination.
The Lord says;
“Forget what lies behind. Don’t hold on to past memories that will burden you down and bring bitterness to your soul. Don’t see yourself as the person who you were in the past, and do not entertain thoughts of regret. 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 your life should have been. This will hinder you from My plans.
Reconstruct your way of thinking into the image of how I see you. Allow Me to take the good times as well as bad times of your past, and create a masterpiece from a life that has been totally surrendered and submitted to Me. Accept your past as the teacher that it is. Your most significant opportunities will be found in the things that you have experienced. Do not rehearse those things that went wrong, but release them to Me and allow Me to bring restoration.
Release those who have hurt you. Unforgiveness will hinder My work in your life and will bring sorrow, guilt, shame and regret. Release those who have lied to you and lied about you. Those haunting memories are preventing you from moving forward as you are holding on to worthless thoughts of situations which no longer exist. As you release your past, you will no longer be tormented with fear. As you align yourself with My plan, those debilitating memories will diminish, and I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. I will restore the years of pain and sorrow.
Learn from the mistakes of your past. Release every situations that no longer exists. Don’t try to resurrect those things that are dead. Old ways of thinking must be buried.
Your old nature is no longer in existence. See yourself the way that I see you. Envision yourself as the person that I have created you to be. Nothing that you did in your past will disqualify you from the future that I have for you. 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.
Remember where I have brought you from, but walk in the newness that I am bringing you in to. My plans for you are bigger than what you now perceive, and as you look to Me, you will begin to see the promises and the provisions that I have for you,”
says the Lord.
“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” Isaiah 43:18-19.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17.
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:13-14.
“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” Hebrews 12:1.