Flip The Page
A thousand years are like but one
A book like a dot.
Here a little, there a drop
Let’s make today count for eternity long
So I’ll say bye to yesterday
So I’ll just flip the page
Everyone has a past- good, bad, beautiful, ugly. As a matter of fact, every second lived finds its way into the archives of your past. The real issue though is whether you are glued to your past such that you can’t seem to make any headway.
- Do you have constant reminders of a dark past? Perhaps you were caught in a web of atrocities that now brings shame and so much guilt.
“Although I was formerly a blasphemer (of our Lord) and a persecutor (of His church) and a shameful and outrageous and violent aggressor (towards believers, Yet I was shown mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief)” (1 Tim 1:13)
Do you see that Apostle Paul did not allow his past to hinder him because he had come to understand that in Christ he is a new creature with old things gone! See yourself as God sees you in Christ-BRAND NEW, RIGHTEOUS, WHOLE! Yes, shout it oooo until you really believe it.
- Is your past a situation where you have been a victim of pain and neglect? Perhaps hurt feels your heart so bad. You just have not been able to let go!
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive ” (Genesis 50:20)
Joseph was a man in this predicament. He was sold into slavery by his brothers, falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife of attempted rape and thereafter imprisoned. Instead of bitterness, he saw God’s hand. He refused to be slowed down by hurtful actions against him.
- Is your own past too beautiful to let go because you’ve never imagined you would ever have it so good again? Thank God for past achievements, albums and diaries that make us smile when we reflect on beautiful memories. Please keep them because they are precious reminders of God’s faithfulness. However, these could be traps as well. Any past achievement should be viewed as a stepping stone for something greater. Always look forward to ‘best’ after enjoying ‘good’ and ‘better’.
The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines even brighter unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18)
Do you know what this suggests? The trajectory of your life in Christ is forward ever. When challenges come, you keep pressing forward. Easier said than done right? It’s a mistake to think you can ever do this on your own. Oluwa (God) must be involved!
Don’t get it twisted. God does not want you to have amnesia when it comes to remembering the wonderful things He has done or even lessons learnt from a variety of past events. However, He wants you to let go of any past that prevents you from experiencing the wonderful things He has in store for you. It may require counseling, therapy and ultimately the Holy Spirit but first take that decision to flip the page because the story hasn’t ended yet.