If your past is getting you down, it might be that you’re trying to fix it. While God may be able to go into your past and heal it, you do not have that ability. Relinquish your desire to change history, and begin to rely on God for the healing that you need.
Moreover, bring yourself back to the present and enjoy every moment for what it is. Plan for today, and plan for the future, because that’s where hope lies.
Don’t Try to Fix Your Past; Make Plans for Today and for the Future
It seems like common sense, but many of us pull a page out of our past to dictate to ourselves what the future is going to look like. Sometimes, we even use the past as an excuse for present behavior.
Though undoubtedly there will be challenges as you make the decision to move forward, you have to realize that your past has little to do with your present or your future; especially if you are on a journey of personal growth. As Joel Osteen says:
The car you drive has a large windshield, but only a relatively small rearview mirror. The implication is obvious: What happened in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future. Where you are going is much more important than where you’ve been.
Though you may not see much of a change in yourself over the course of months, you certainly will after a year or two or three. If you’ve consistently invested in your personal development, you aren’t even the same person anymore, whether you realize it or not.
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.