Letting go of the PAST – those People, Places, Possibilities And Situations (that should be) Terminated – has everything to do with Matthew 11:28 – 30.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
In scripture, we are instructed to cast all, ALL, our cares upon Him (God through Jesus Christ) because He cares for us. Can you believe today that the Lord cares enough for you to take all your burdens upon Himself?
Can you believe He wants to take the hurt, the disappointment, the discouragement, the pain of your PAST from you so you can move forward into the incredible future He has for you?
If you could lay one burden on the Lord today, what would it be? Would it be the disappointment of a divorce? The discouragement of losing a job? The pain of words spoken over you years ago but you still carry with you?
Do this today:
1. Write down one thing, yes, only one (for now) you are willing to release to the Lord today. Pray, ask. God will give you the guidance you need. Keep this list because you will be adding to it frequently in your quest to let go of the PAST.
2. Write a “Dear John” letter to this thing. Write down everything you have held in your heart, the length of time you have held it, and what it has kept you from doing as you attempted to move forward.
3. Now, write a “Hello, I’m Free!” letter to yourself. Write down what the release of this thing will do for you. How will you feel? What will you be able to do now that this one burden has lifted? How much relief will you feel? Also, write an affirmation that you will not return to that thing once you have released it to “The Lover Of My Soul.” Place this letter in a place where you can access it daily until you have internalized the newness of letting that one thing go.
4. Celebrate you: you released this one thing! I celebrate with you!
You can let go of the PAST! It is doable.
Have Faith in God and in yourself that you can let go!
Until next time… Be abundantly blessed! God Is Faithful!
Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life