The P.A.S.T. can hurt!
Some of the things you have endured have been hurtful, almost to the point where you just didn’t want to go on! You didn’t know how to get past some of those hurtful things.
You begged God, “Please, Lord, take me home!”
It’s OK. Many of us have been there. We have been in a place where we didn’t want to hurt anymore, a place of distrust of others, a place where we tried to shelter ourselves from being hurt again.
And, it didn’t work! As a matter of fact, it had the opposite effect. Each instance of hurting caused us to want to run away… from the perpetrators, from God, from ourselves, to no avail.
At some point, though, we discovered we had to stop running. We found we had to stand.
And we can stand!
We can stand, not just against those that hurt us. We can stand in our own being and be the man or woman God has created us to be!
But, we must learn from our P.A.S.T. We must learn:
• How to forgive: the perpetrator, God (yes, God! More about this later), ourselves!
• How to release people from our lives and move on.
• How to thank (yes, Thank!) those who have hurt us.
Are you ready to learn from your P.A.S.T.? The Drill Sergeant of Life is here to help you do just that! This is Part One of a six-part series on learning from your P.A.S.T. Stay Tuned!
Letting Go of the P.A.S.T. is a journey. For some, it is reasonably quick. For others, it may take some time. (I’m one of the others and it is an ongoing process.)
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Until next time!
Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life