Leaving the Past Behind

Leaving the Past Behind

In our world today, we experience the ups and downs of our environment and face the ever-present challenges of life in our neighborhoods, towns, cities and our wonderful country. We are confronted with daily decisions that create the future of our lifestyles and family safety. We are asked to make political decisions that affect our financial, security, and neighborhood wellbeing and in most cases, we make decisions based on what we learned in our family growing up and what TV stations we watch to gain our information.

This is all information that we have accumulated from the past and our experience of that past is locked into our subconscious minds, so we keep repeating the past in our lives from that stored information.

The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Cor.5:17, that “whoever is a follower of the Christ mind is a new creation; old things have passed away.” Isaiah 43:18 tells us to “Remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old.”

The story of Lot’s wife in Genesis 19:26 says that she looked back at the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and turned into a pillar of salt. That phrase is an Aramaic idiom that was known then as, “she became petrified with fear and died.” 

How often do we allow our previous experiences in life to stop us from moving forward? How often do we become a pillar of salt frozen in fear from memories of past mistakes and outcomes that keep us from the being that we know we really are? How often have we succumbed to the opinions of neighbors and friends who influence our thinking.

As we continue on a spiritual path to the high calling of Spirit, we are new creations with new ideas and perspectives on life. We are adapting to the new ideas of faith, strength, love, and the other powers that show up as we continue our journey back to the Father’s house.

We have new ideas and lives and realize that it is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom. We know that this is so!

I Love you...

Rev. Robert