Forget the Past

Forget the Past 2(18) Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. (19) Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.Isaiah 43:18-19 (KJV)

The past is not all bad. There are many good experiences we have had in our lives, but unfortunately, these are not what most of us focus on. You see, the good experiences make us feel good, but those that are hurtful make us feel bad, and here is where the problem lies.

It is the negative things that get on the inside of us and begin to eat at us and eventually create a diseased state within us. The hurts, disappointments, let-downs, frustrations and such that we face in life can tear at the fabric of our being like pulling at a loose thread of a garment until it completely unravels.

Now I know that none of us want to be in a constant state of dis-ease but believe it or not, many of us hold onto those very things that will keep us that way. We should consider every one of these situations as emotional waste that we must absolutely get rid of before it poisons us. Our body teaches us this in the way it operates. It takes toxins and waste and dispose of it. Failure to do so is evidence that something is possibly faulty within and will definitely create problems if not corrected.

Likewise, the toxic circumstances of our lives that have clogged our spiritual and emotional system have to be disposed of. We must take inventory of our lives and began to let go of any and every thing that is weighing us down. Then, we must release it…one-by-one.

Now, it must be understood, I am not talking about people necessarily. Although most, if not all, of the painful episodes of our lives are attached to some person; we must acknowledge that we can choose to let go of the hurt and pain and still love the person…that is another topic for another time.

God has provided us the strength to let go of our past and move on but we must make use of it. Failure to do so will keep us in the same condition. No, I am not suggesting this is an easy undertaking but it is achievable. However uncomfortable it may be, it is absolutely necessary for your spiritual and emotional health.

Remember to be determined to live and do things God’s way. He wants us to live and not die but He also has a way to bring it about.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
(Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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8 comments on “Forget the Past
  1. nopew says:

    Right on. It actually is simple. Just do it. The hard part is giving up what we have used as an excuse, to whine and complain, to justify why we aren’t full-steam ahead for God. Laying it at Jesus’ feet solves it. Bending down to put it there, there’s the crunch for us controlling humans who want to fix it ourselves.

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  2. BABU BABU says:

    thank you for all the news and we pray for the great work you all do for our Lord, we are with you in prayers in India please pray for the evangelism we do in India in these idolatry regions we have much opposition here not to preach gospel, please remember us in your prayers. Your brother Evangelist Babu and gospel Teams in India.

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    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you for your labor for and obedience to our Lord! We are praying for you and your ministry in India. May God’s favor shine on you and give you strength and encouragement. May He send laborers to work with you and may there be a mighty harvest of souls in India. Blessings to you!


  3. Sue C. says:

    Boy have you ever simplified this. 🙂 “Let go and let God” is a cute T-shirt but is not always reality. I know what you’re saying here and it is good advice, just not always that simple. God didn’t give us amnesia but He does enable us to forgive.

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Sue! You’re so right that it is not simple at all but it is possible because all things are possible with God. He enables us to go beyond ourselves and reach into His Divinity to live life the way He would have us to do it.


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