Monday 7 July 2014

Let Go Of Your Past: Do Not Dwell On The Past: Forget The Past

Happy Monday to my lovely readers and followers,

This post is about moving forward from past mistakes, wrong decisions/choices and old setbacks. Myss Lafunky recognises that some of us might have made wrong decisions/choices in the past. I hope this post will encourage you.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
(Isaiah 43:18, New International Version)

The Bible tells us that every person, no matter how much faith they have or how good they are, will face disappointments. It may be something simple like not getting a promotion you hoped for, or not achieving your target, disappointed by some foolish decisions that you made.

Maybe something more serious happened like a relationship not working out, pre-marital sex, the death of a loved one, or some kind of illness in your body. Whatever it may be, the reality is that we’re all going to suffer some setbacks. No matter what has happened, one of the main keys to overcoming disappointments is learning to let go of the past.

If you feel “stuck” today, you may want to examine what you’re holding on to. 

Be willing to let go of past disappointments by choosing forgiveness. 

Who hurt you? 

Who wronged you?

Release it to God. 

Do you need to forgive yourself?

Do you need to receive God’s forgiveness? 

Let go of the past so that you can overcome disappointments and experience the bright future God has in store for you! There is freedom in forgetting!

What’s happened in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future. 
Where you’re going is much more significant than where you’ve been. But if you stay focused on the past, you’ll get stuck where you are. 
This is the reason a lot of people don’t have joy or enthusiasm for life. They’re dragging around all of this negative baggage from the past. Somebody offended them last week, and they’ve got that stuffed in their resentment bag. 
Do you carry around bags of regrets? Do you focus on the things you wished you would have done differently? Do people around you remind you of the wrong choices that you made in the past?

Life is too short to live that way. Let go of the disappointments and your old setbacks.
Start every morning fresh and new. God did not create you to carry around all that baggage. Let it go and move forward in the life of blessing He has in store for you.
The Bible says in Philipians 3:13 that "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before".

Make a decision to move forward. When the thought of the past comes, change your thought, distract yourself and say the below prayers.
Say this short prayer
Lord Jesus, I choose to shake off the past, shake off disappointment and forgive those who have hurt me. Lord, I also need you to help me forgive myself, for wrong decisions and choices that I made in the past.
Heal my heart as I release everything that would try to hold me back in Jesus’ name! 
Search my heart and mind today Lord Jesus. Show me any area where I may be holding on to the past. 
Help me receive Your forgiveness so that I can extend forgiveness to others and forget the former things and move forward in Your blessing in Jesus’ name. 

Myss Lafunky's Monday Quote: Whatever you become involved in, will follow you in your memory # Start making good choices/decisions#
- Myss Lafunky

This post was coined from my personal experience, daily devotional (Joel & Victoria Osteen) and the Word of God.


  1. God does not relate with us based on our past. the moment we yield to him he opens a new record for us.
    if we are in Christ we need not allow the devil taunt us with our past. if its for the devil we should remain in our past. we must live by accepting wholly that which God has done for us and that which he has made available unto us having brought us into his family and given us an inheritance as his son has.

    1. Thank you anonymous for taking your time to comment.
      I agree with you, God does not relate with us based our past.  His Grace is sufficient. Thank God for His Grace.
      Although people around us may dwell on our past or remind us of our past, we however, have the power to stop how it affects us.
      A songwriter wrote:
      “Keep your past behind and move forward.
      Remember not the former things; God is doing a new thing.  I’m not going back, I’m moving ahead and I’m here to declare, my past is over.
      I’ve surrendered my life to Christ. My past is over.
      So, leave your past behind and move forward.
      I will follow God’s direction, whatever He says do, I will do.
      I will follow Him and move forward”.

  2. The past is a part of us today and the mistakes we made, made us the way we are now, and do not stick to it.