Can't Find My Keys Again!
Some people forget objects: cell phones, keys, wallets…. For others, it’s information: names, birthdays, appointments…. I imagine most of us would admit we don’t have the best memories. Generally, I’d say we are forgetful people. But is there a way to use this to our advantage? Sure, it can temporarily get usout of a visit to the dentist or buying a card or gift for someone. But I’m thinking on a much bigger scale.
Remembering isn’t always a good thing. There are encounters and situations we’d do well to forget. Betrayals and hurts we shouldn’t recall. Failures that are best left in the past. But how do we do it? Isaiah 43:18-19 tells us: "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (NIV)
We need to stop dwelling on things that have been. If we replay scenarios or revisit old wounds, we'll never be freed from them. But it’s not enough to cease glancing back, we need to start looking forward. To tune in to the new things God is doing in our hearts, minds, and lives. It’s only then that we can truly forget what we need to let go of.
Just something I’m trying to implement along the way.