Updated: Dec 1, 2020
Let Go of the Past, Get a New Beginning and Focus on What Lies Ahead
I was in my late thirties when my eyes were opened to truth in God’s Word that showed me I wasn’t living the abundant life Jesus died for me to have. I had a very negative mindset and was miserable most of the time because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood.
But as I spent time studying the Word, I began to see that I needed to do something besides complain about my past. I realized that I needed to change, and I needed the power of God’s Word to work in me so I could change the way I think and talk, and so I could get a godly attitude.
It was time for a new beginning in my life!
Isaiah 43:18-19 says, Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?... This made me realize that I couldn’t get those years back that were filled with abuse and make them right, but I could get them off my mind.
God is doing a new thing! Notice that in this scripture He says “I am doing a new thing,” not “I will” or “I could” or “I might.”
God has good plans for our lives and He wants to do a new thing in us and through us today. But if you’re stuck in the past, thinking about the bad things that happened to you or the things you regret and can’t do anything about, then you won’t see what God is doing right now.