Don’t you dislike the conversation of some people who always drag up the past of their lives? They talk about their past hurts, pains, frustrations and who did them wrong. I have to admit they are irritating and I’d like to say, “Get over it and get a life!”
Now I admit I have this conversation with myself almost daily! I am constantly telling myself as I spew my past to my inner self … “Bob get over it and get a life!” Some days I just have to quit talking to myself and walk away! I find myself irritating on some days … and truth is if I have ever talked to you about such past things it probably irritates you too!
Why am I like that? Why are we like that? Maybe it’s because the past is easier to live in than the present. It’s like a broken welfare system where it’s easier to live there than get busy building a new life of living today. Maybe we like licking our wounds rather than healing our wounds to live a better life today. It’s much easier to keep yourself in the chains of yesterday’s “been done wrong” than to saw or chisel away to freedom that says, “One thing I do is to forget yesterday and move on into today …” (Philippians 3:13)
My friend AP has the right idea … “forget yesterday” and by that he doesn’t mean he erased the past, but rather he refused to let his past take the lead of his life today. This is my friends is a biblical principle I/we must choose everyday to live in the today. Changing my thinking can change my life’s aim … it’s called “live today!” It’s challenging I know! But the more we “forget yesterday – live today” we will find we’re getting a new life and we’ll also find we have moved away from our past. And when the past comes visiting … remind it you don’t live there anymore but your moved and you live in the today.
Here’s a tweet I read this morning … stop thinking, “someday,” start thinking “today.” Do something 2day 2 make the most of this opportunity. (@marklesher) Now that is beautiful and to that I say to myself and you … “Forget the past and live today!”