“Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.” – Oswald Chambers
Sometimes I feel as though some things are written just for me…this is one of those times. This past year, I saw a therapist for a period of time, and she was extremely nice and helpful. One day, I was telling her about something painful that happened in the past, and she said “What can you do to change that now?” To which I replied, “Oh, um, nothing.”
She is right, obsessing over things that happened in the past is not going to change anything. She suggested that every time I have these obsessive thoughts that I write them down and leave them there on the page. It has been hard to do, but slowly, it has made a difference. I have to leave the past behind and give it to God. The future is bright when we have Faith and believe that God’s plan for our lives is greater than we can imagine. He has a purpose for each of us and to know that we are part of His amazing Master Plan is so humbling. Leave the past where it belongs, cherish it, learn from it, and look ahead to the endless possibilities of your future.