Since today is the very first day of a new month----a new beginning--- I am reminded of something years ago that someone told me about the past. I think all of us at times look back in our past and wish we had not done something or not said something. I believe we all say-- "If I had only done this or said this, or IF only I had not done this or not said that", or we say--"If we had it to do over again, we would do it differently." A very wise person told me something about the past. She said to put up a "No Fishing" sign--- don't go fishing up past adversity, past failures, past heartaches and past blunders. Don't go there--NO fishing allowed!!! We cannot go back and change what is already history--it is impossible. We can learn from our past, but then we need to move on--to PRESS ON!! Absolutely nothing in the past has the power to hold us back unless we allow it to. I have heard that "sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but faith looks up." As humans and being slow learners, sometimes we look everywhere--back and around-- first before we look up. I don't know if you need reminding today about letting go of the past, but I do!! I seem to keep "fishing up" the past and rehearsing it over and over in my mind----which does no good at all!!! Life has NO rewind button--we cannot go back and have "do overs" with anything in our past. As I thought about this, the scripture from Philippians 3:13&14 came to mind---"...but this one thing I do, FORGETTING those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I PRESS FORWARD toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
I pray His Holy Spirit will remind you and me--- when we begin to get out our fishing poles and start fishing up things in our past----that we will hear His Spirit say loud and clear---"NO Fishing Allowed!!!"
Our God is a redeeming, restoring God--He can redeem all that is in our past. PRESS ON!!--the best is yet to come!!!