Isaiah 43:18 – Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Every person, no matter how much faith they have or how good a person they are will face disappointments. It may be something simple like not getting that promotion you really hoped for, or not closing that big deal you worked so hard on. Maybe you didn’t qualify for a loan you really wanted. Or, it may be something more serious like a relationship not working out, 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. But you must believe that one of the main keys to overcoming disappointments is learning to let go of the past. The past weighs you down and holds you back.
If you feel “stuck” today, you may want to examine what you’re holding on to. Be willing to let go of the past 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? Make the choice today to let go of the past so that you can experience His joy, peace and love; basically, abundant life.
Heavenly Father, search my heart and mind today. Show me any area where I may be holding on to the past. Help me to receive Your forgiveness so that I can extend forgiveness to others and move forward in the wonderful plan You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.