I’ve been blessed with the ability to forget most of the yucky stuff that’s happened in my life.  I believe that God allows me to forget so I can move forward.  If I weren’t able to do that, I’m sure I’d become a victim of depression.  For many years I let some of those memories from my childhood control my ability to feel good about who I was.  Even my childhood church experience was negative, because I believed there was no hope for me because I felt unforgiveable.

When we live in the past, we’re underestimating the work the Holy Spirit can do in us.  His inspiration, His love, His fire can stoke our ability to move on.  The  encouragement coming from His Word can fill our hearts  with hope for the future.  It’s through Him that we get revved up for life – whatever it holds.

Living as slaves to past mistakes or difficulties does nothing to build others up and isn’t that really our purpose in life?  By doing so, we’re missing so many opportunities to share God’s precious love for the entire world.

As this year draws to a close, pack up all those things that give you a hard time.  Forget about the health issues that came your way and view them as a second chance.  Don’t dwell on your ability to find a new job – create new ways to make a living.  Instead of feeling crushed by a lost relationship, turn to a stronger one with the Lord.  When things look like they’ll never get better, look forward instead of back.  By doing so, you’re opening the door to a happier life.  Remember that with God all things are possible and that He has a great plan for your life.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to FORGET THE PAST …

  1. Linda Lee says:

    This is inspiring. I felt myself smiling and my spirit lifting as I was reading this.

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  2. Lionel Sneed says:

    Amen! I absolutely love this!!!!

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  3. g.w says:

    Reblogged this on Ad Infinite-item and commented:

    Timely golden nuggets of truth heading into a new year. Christ ahead, Christ behind – Christ below, Christ above. Christ in us. Happy New Year!

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