Living Free Of The Past

Hi there! I hope you’re doing well. ❀ Happy Monday to you πŸ™‚ The topic of today’s post is something that has been on my heart these past few weeks. It has come to my attention in nearly every argument I’ve found myself involved in. The sad part is, it is because of this thing that many of the quarrels even began.

I have been harboring un-forgiveness in my heart.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9

When I’m faced with a negative situation, the first thing my brain does is recall all of the other times something similar has happened. In the blink of an eye, I have easily remembered the people involved, the problem and resolution, and the way past conversations went. I remember angry expressions and uncaring remarks, and a split second later, I have responded to a new situation with past hurt.

It doesn’t even matter that all of those old memories have been resolved. I’m not currently still upset about those things – yet I obviously remember them vividly! This faultless memory of mine can’t really be controlled, but with awareness and practice, I can learn to control my responses to them.

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is the 8th chapter of Romans. It has everything I could ever want to read about, all wrapped into one forty-verse section. It speaks of salvation through Christ, the power of living through the Holy Spirit, how He enables us to thrive in this life, and how nothing will ever separate us from the Lord’s love. It doesn’t matter what I’m going through in life, Romans 8 always has a verse that holds great meaning for me. Today, it was the 12th verse.

“So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh.”

Whatever I may face, He is stronger still. No matter what my mind comes up with, He is stronger still. My inability to forgive is relentlessly, but He is stronger still!

I hope that this post could provide some encouragement to you for today. ❀ Whatever this day may hold for you, I pray that you will actively become more aware of how you’re viewing life.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”2 Corinthians 5:17

Do we treat each situation as its own, or do we pair it with past pain? We may have to go through things to conquer the way we feel about situations, but it is well worth the journey.

Here’s to healing. ❀

— Maggie

30 replies on “Living Free Of The Past”

Such an inspiring post, Maggie!! It’s sooo true, whenever something bad happens, our mind recollects everything and makes it into this huge ball of negative energy!! I would love to see more inspiring posts!!
Also, I sent you an email! I don’t know if you received it. ❀️

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This is a great post, Maggie! I have a really good memory, and the hard times are like an instant flashback, like they happened yesterday. Feelings can occur instantly remembering them, if I let them. But you’re right. It’s how we direct our thoughts and feelings on the past, on things we have given up. Very convicting! πŸ™‚

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I’m constantly reliving the past hurt, and pain, and it has done nothing but jeopardize my now. I’m still battling to live in the now.
Thank you for the post.

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Lovely post Maggie! This is something that is very relevant to many situations in my life too. Learning to walk in forgiveness is something that I will be continually learning/striving to do so. I hope you’re having a lovely day! Many Blessings, Grace. Xx

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