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"NEVER LOOK BACK"


Why do we spend time looking back at our past hurts and failures? Do we believe that looking back will catapult us into our future? Think again!!!


Earlier in life I had a tendency to look back at my past hurts and failures. One day I was reminded of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. As Lot and his family were being safely led out of the city of Sodom and Gomorrah by the angels, they were told, "flee for your lives, don't look back." Lots wife did not take the specific command of the angels serious, and she looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. She was struck dead. Evidently her heart was still clinging to the pleasures of Sodom, in her past. She was unwilling to turn completely away.


At one point in my life this was me. I felt that as long as I held on to my past hurts and failures that I wouldn't be hurt again. I had built this brick wall up that I believed to be my protection.

I learned that this was far from the truth. The real truth is that the wall (of pride) would keep me from developing and becoming who I needed to be. Pride is a stumbling block instead of a steppingstone. I was trying to protect myself from ever being hurt again. I was leaning to my own understanding and not allowing God to direct my path.


This is unnecessary baggage that will weigh you down and will keep you from growing. I realize that some hurts are so devastating that it is hard to let go, but in order to move on into your future, you must let go of your past!! One of our goals in life is to move from victim to victor. What has happened in the past is in the past and you cannot change it, but you can make sure that your past does not destroy your future. Let go and let God!! "NEVER LOOK BACK."






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