Stop with the stinking thinking! If your memories or past don’t add value to your today or future quit thinking about it. I can assure you that God isn’t stewing on it! Paul put it this way in Philippians 3:12-14, “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
Please make note, the enemy uses these negative sound bytes and past clips to devalue the progression you’ve made in your life! The worst lie ever told was a partial truth and as we all know, the enemy is the father of partial truth whereas God is the Father of indefinite truth!
Unfortunately, most people find it difficult to let go of their negative past because they don’t appreciate their present. If that’s you, I encouraged you to reframe your relationship with your past and the only way to accomplish this is to stop focusing on the past! Ruminating on past hurts is the point of origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.
Paul’s (Saul) past wasn’t glorious and yet God used (inspired) him to write nearly 30% of the New Testament Gospel. With that said, he new a thing or two about the benefits of forgetting his past and pressing forward!