Hello fellow readers!!
Consider The path You are walking On right now... The present nestled Next to your Past And future. Every so often We May find ourselves reflecting too long in either place which is a detriment to our individual growth. Today... We are speaking on an intentional healing methods by exposing the dangers of being a little too friendly with our "past". 🙇🏽
The Past is merely a reference point. Not a place for You to reposition yourself Back On when You start loosing Faith or when your fleshly desires have You distracted Just enough to make You believe..."all paved Roads taken doesn't Mean you're moving forward." So please... Check your surroundings; check yourself. God didn't deliver You in order for You to run Back to The very thing He Brought You out Of in The first place. At The end of The day, I've realized "Closure doesn't come from people It comes from Christ."
Soooo.... We know some of You are aware Of the cool New Facebook feature that includes pulling images Of your Past feeds, posts And photos to remind You Of The good ol' days.
Most are great reminders Of a great memory or moment Of our lives, "Ohhh The Sweet reminicing..." 😌
Everything is alll good until BOOM! A moment frozen in time that Looks a lot like an EX. Ex-relationship ex-career, a memory that triggered EXtra pain And hurt... We've all Had those moments; some are More controllable than others.. And no, not every person or experience that hurt us needs to continue mean And then perpetuate hurt in other areas Of our present/future lives.
We are merely suggesting that You open yourself to a NEW perspective; one that agrees You can make NEW meaning of things from your Past; And also discern What things of your Past need to be completly left alone!
This Notion of leaving memories of a broken- childhood, ending a toxic relationship, quitting an unfulfilling job, or forgiving The individual who raped me got me thinking about The story Of Lot. ( Check Genesis 19 for reference) 📖
It was said that God sent two Ángels to warn Lot that Him And his family needed to leave their Home And flee to a neighboring land because Sodom (where they lived) was going to be destroyed by tomorrow.
The angels also instructed Lot And his family to "...not look behind you, or stop anywhere in the entire valley; escape to the mountains [of Moab], or you will be consumed and swept away.”
The Next day, Lot And his family packed their things And left. Upon leaving, Lot's wife looked Back at Sodom And was instantly turned into a pillar of salt. (Perhaps this is why Past things have a tendency to leave one Bitter/ salty...🤔Just saying)
Everyone else except Lot's wife moved onto a higher place, to safety, And essentially their future.
This illustration Really struck Me.
At first I thought of Lot's wife saying "well maybe She forgot something? Maybe She wanted to take one good look at her Home before It saw It's last moments before destruction??"
But as I was Making excuses for Lot's wife God started convicting me...saying things like "you've been through a LOT. And like LOT You have some things better left behind. You can't gain closure in things that once hurt You. Your closure comes from Christ; not people or things."
It's Easier to know there is a safety Blanket in life when We are Trying out NEW things (You know...in case We Fail) But REAL Faith is trusting that there is something BETTER then What You left; or What God said for You to remove completely.
It doesn't always make sense...but God's ways are not our ways. If You believe Romans 8:28 which Simply states God is Working out Everything for your good, know that wherever you've been is not to be compared to where You are going; or More importantly where You are right now!
Keep Making space for your healing, your dream career, your loving relationship with self And others...We are believing with You.
And this NEW chapter starts when YOU turn The Page Queen! 📖👑
With Love & solidarity,
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