Good Monday Morning Coffee lovely people😊! Welcome to another day, a new week, and today’s encouraging conversation. So grab something to ☕drink and let’s start the conversation!
So, for today’s conversation I would like to discuss the importance of embracing today. Today’s conversation is based on something I believe to be eye opening and this needs to be shared. I believe it may help someone break free from the past and learn how to embrace the present moment.
Recreating The Past.
For many years I have been mediating on, sharing, and trying to recreate my past. What I mean by this is that along my Christian walk I have had a season of feeling God’s presence consistently and being used by him. When I first started really seeking a relationship with the Lord, I like many new Christians devoured my bible, I would go to every church service, serve various ministries, tell others about the Lord, and many other things. Eventually though, sin came into the picture and eventually I felt the distance. Although periodically I would feel the Lord, recieve a word from Him, and still have opportunities to be used by Him, I would still continue to look back at what use to be. Even as I type those words I feel the sadness in my chest. But just recently I decided to stop longing for the past and embrace today.
This came about from a conversation I had which led to me later that night recalling “a piece of the puzzle” that I had forgot to mention during the conversation. This “piece” would then frustrate me and sadness began to set in and as tears started to stream down my face I decide at that moment to let it go and move on. At that moment I said to myself I will not understand everything and I can not change the past. I also said the Lord forgave me and so I am not going to think but to drink in the Lord. What I mean by drink in the Lord is this: when my mind goes back to the past or to something stressful, I turn my mind on Jesus and take in a breath to breathe in Jesus who fills the whole earth. When I did that I immediately I felt much better.
Its A New Day!
If you are dealing with something like my scenario or anything else that has you yearning for the past or even stress, then I believe this will be a benefit to you. Many times we suffer secretly because of some past mistake, a lost, or a past experience that we miss enjoying. For many years I would be the person who would dwell on the past experiences that I had with God (basically “relive those glory days” like an old athlete) but guess what, all it was doing was keeping bound and unable to fully live in the now. Although it is a wonderful thing to be able to think back on the good times we should not stay there. I have heard other believers make statements like “I remember when I was on fire for the Lord and they go on about all the past experiences they had. Some believe that those days are long gone but they are not. God is about today and the now and we have to leave the past mentally if we are going to fully embrace today with Him. One thought that came to mind about many of us who are trying to recreate the past is that perhaps the old is no longer working because God is doing something new. In 2 Cor. 3:18 it reads, And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is Spirit”. As I consider the things that have taken place in my life and within me I now understand that where I am at now those old things do not work in my today’s walk. God continues to move us from glory to glory, to mature us to become a manifested son and daughter in the earth. This is way we have to fully be emerged in the now.
So inconclusion, although memories are wonderful they can be a hinderance to you if you stay there. See, the problem with looking back is that you miss out on the present. You don’t really absorb the full experience of today. It causes us to have a distorted view because we are looking at today from the past perspective. I know it may feel weird or just difficult to move and let it go but the truth is you can not change what happen. Worrying and stressing about the past will not add anything to you but instead it only take away from you. Just learn from the past, stop trying to understanding everything, and just live. If God wants you to understand something then He will give you the understanding. Side Note: I just want to remind you of Lot’s wife who looked back, need I say more! So take a breath and breathe in the goodness of your Savior Jesus Christ, take it one day at a time, and stay encouraged in the Lord.
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