Hello beautiful people and welcome back to my blog!
I know I’ve been away for a little bit and I honestly became unfocused and had to be reminded that this is literally what I’ve been called to do. But I’m back and ready to share what God has placed on my heart!
So today’s topic if you haven’t already gathered from the title is about letting the past go. I know that I’ve personally struggled with this and that I’m not the only one either. So in my case it had always been letting go of past hurt from previous relationships and not bringing those feelings into a new one. Honestly y’all when I decided to embrace my single season two years ago one of the reasons was because I was coming out of an unhealthy situation where I had lost myself and forgot my worth. I won’t go too deep into that lol but ultimately it did lead to one of the reasons why I stopped dating. Now going through my journey of being in this season there were two things I had to learn. One being learning to forgive and two most importantly letting it go.
There are many scriptures in the bible that talk about forgiveness my favorite one being ” Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. ” Colossians 3:13. The end of this scripture always gets to me, it tells us to forgive as the Lord as forgave us. OK y’all so really quick I want you to take a moment and just think about everything you have ever done and I mean literally everything. Even the thing you probably have hidden from everyone and only you and God know about. Now I want you to remember how God forgave you for that very thing and how he still loves you unconditionally. If he can do that then who are we to not forgive others? Puts it in perspective huh? People are going to hurt you in life, that’s a given sadly, but it’s also not the end of the world. Forgive them. I remember hearing a quote or saying that sometimes you just have to accept the apology you never received, and that’s okay.
The second and equally important part of this is you need to let it go! That’s right you forgave and now you to need to forget. Do you think God holds on to all of the things we’ve done to hurt him? No! He literally forgives us, lets it go, and continues to love us as much as he did before. Y’all I used to hold on to things like it was no one’s business, I mean honestly it was really bad. This was especially the case when people did me wrong whether it was friend or a guy that I dated or whatever. But the thing is I gained literally nothing from holding those grudges, in fact it was keeping me down and I was actually blocking the blessings God had for me because I was too busy focusing on my past hurt. Do you know how much energy it takes to be angry with someone consistently? I’ll tell you a lot. It got to the point that I was literally exhausted and one day I told my self that I couldn’t do this anymore. Philippians 3: 13-14 says ” Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. “ My brothers and sisters I urge you to let go what you have been clinging on to and focus on Christ first and the future! Don’t let past hurt get in the way of what God wants to do for you.
This does wrap up another post and I promise that I will be posting frequently again lol! I actually have a few things I’ve been working on and of course I can’t wait to share it with you all!
I love you and stay gorgeous,