I wanted to talk about “living in the past” and “letting go of the
past”…..we all have painful memories from our past….the key to that is
to take those memories and learn from them and give them to God to heal,
so that our future can be based upon a healed and positive heart and
mind and not holding us to our past which we cannot change….so today I
wanted to share a Joyce Meyer excerpt on her take of “Letting Go Of The
Past”…..Enjoy today’s message and Be Blessed!
LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND
Moses’ death, the law allowed the Israelites thirty days to mourn.
After those days were completed, God told Joshua it was time for him to
take his new position. It was time to start moving toward new thing.
Joshua would miss Moses, but he knew he had to obey God and move on.
There is a proper time for mourning those things that we have lost or
that have come to an end. But, ultimately, we must make a choice to
start living and making progress again. We all have a past, but thank
God we all have a future—and a good one, according to God’s Word.
Moses had done many things for Joshua and the Israelites before he
died, they needed to learn how to handle new responsibilities after he
died. They may not have felt prepared to step out into new things, but
God knew they were ready. It is actually a good thing when we do not
“feel” ready, because then we are more likely to totally lean on God.
If we feely self-sufficient, God can’t really use us.
things always seem frightening, but soon they will become old things,
and God will have another “new thing” on the horizon of our lives. We
need to grow accustomed to stepping out into new things. The more we
do, the more we realize that we don’t have to be comfortable to be
obedient. In order to take hold of a new thing, we must let go of the
old and allow ourselves time to get acquainted with the new. I believe
that when God reminded Joshua that Moses was dead, He was encouraging
him to let go of the past and press on. I encourage you to do the same.
the good things from your past, but do not get stuck there. God is
always doing a new thing! When God called Abraham to a new place, he
did not even think about where he was to go. He simply trusted God
because he knew God was faithful. Do not be afraid to release and walk
away from what God is finished with; He has wonderful new things
waiting for you!
Gods Grace & Mercy