Leave the Past Right Where It Is
Social status and titles mean very little to me because difficulties in life show no mercy based on who you are or who you know. No matter how you look at it, life is not easy. Nor, do I think it was ever intended to be. I’ve learned and am still learning that there will be some things in my life that don’t go the way I want, but I can’t just throw in the towel. I have to make a decision to focus on the positive and live a life of joy and happiness in spite of my past or what I may be experiencing in my present.
Living thousands of miles away from my closest friends and family, I had been really homesick lately. That was until my mom and aunt came to visit. I was so happy because I knew that by spending time with them, I would get the encouragement I needed to help get me through the next months before we leave Europe. Their visit went better than I could have ever imagined, however when they left I felt some kind of way. I did not realize that I would miss them so much and instead of getting the push I needed, the enemy tried to attack my mind and almost tried to get me to revert back to how I felt when I first got here. I had to call upon the strength of God deep down inside of me to get me back on track, forget all about my past feelings and focus on my present. I made the decision to focus on those choices that I can affect and continue to make my life worth living. While I still miss my family, I make the choice right now to live my life to fullest each and everyday and not allow this situation to get me off focus and regress back to my past behavior. I know that I have purpose where I am and in spite of how I feel, I must finish the race that has been set before me.
This is just one example I am sharing. I’m sure you could think of several things you have experienced that maybe did not go the way you want it to go or maybe caused you hurt and pain. I want to encourage you today. Whatever it is you are feeling, I am here to say that you can triumph over the challenges and difficulties of life. It’s all about your outlook, strength of character and determination. You simply have to choose. Call upon your faith and trust in God to help you keep walking toward a better future. Leave your past behind you. For me, this even includes past behaviors. If you spend so much time focusing on moments, situations or circumstances from the past, you just might miss the awesome things that God is doing right in front of you or any special moments that are to come. Learn from it, grow from it but leave your past right where it is. Do not try to take it into your present or the future that God has in store for you. #iDeclare #LeaveThePastRightWhereItIs
Heavenly Father, please help me to leave my past behind me. Help me to not allow the situations or circumstances of my present to cause me to revert back to things of the past. Help me to stay focused and determined to live a meaningful life. I decree and declare that I will choose to focus on the choices I can affect and not miss out on what’s right ahead of me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Philippians 3:13-14 KJV “Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”