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How to Get Over Your Past Апрель 22, 2010

Posted by Lee Goodall in Today's Devotional.

‘…»Behold, I make all things new.»…’ Revelation 21:5

Your past can either be an albatross around your neck, or the wind beneath your wings. So, run on sentence accept what happened. If you don’t, you’ll keep reliving it. While working in the Congo as a missionary, Helen Roseveare was brutally raped. Writing about it she says, ‘I must ask myself, «Can I thank God for trusting me with this experience, even if He never tells me why?»‘ The secret of trust doesn’t lie in answers; it lies in acceptance. It’s knowing that in the midst of whatever has happened, is happening or will happen, God is in control. Either you fix your mind on that and determine to live again, or go through life feeling like you never got a fair shake. Then, you must bury the past or live with its ghosts. Rehashing old hurts is like watching the same movie over and over, hoping for a different ending. It’s not going to happen! Learn from it and move on. You don’t drown by falling into the water, you drown by staying there. Get out of the blame game. Blame is a waste of time. When you blame yourself you multiply guilt, chain yourself to the past, and increase your already low self-esteem. When you blame God you cut yourself off from His power, doubt replaces trust, and you put down roots of bitterness that make you cynical. When you blame others you add to the distance between them and you, and lose the only option that works — forgiveness. Instead, trust the One who promised to ‘make all things new’, and move forward.

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