“Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing; Now it springs up; do you conceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland” -Isaiah 43:18-19
The past is history right? However, there are two reasons that we look back:
Dwelling– Replaying situations over and over again to figure out “WHY”. We desire closure in order to move on. Do we really need it though? Will you get the answers that you want? Will it help your healing/whole process? Dwelling doesn’t help you! It keeps you stuck in an experience that has past. You are choosing to reside in the past.
Deliverance– This is when you look back and see how far you have come. Your growth, change, and forward focus was fueled by the lessons learned from your past. Deliverance is the action of being rescued or set free!
Set yourself free! Why are you letting your past incarcerate you? I have been there. I occasionally have to bail myself out of jail! I encourage you to look back and see your DELIVERANCE!
God is trying to do a new thing in you, but he can’t take you to greener pastures if you are dwelling on the past! LET GO AND LET GOD use your past as evidence that he makes crooked paths straight! Let him use what the enemy tried to abuse!
I wish you all a prosperous and productive week!
Regina Warren, Founder of Write The Vision “See It, Believe It, Achieve It” LLC