Many, many people are tormented over their past.
Many have gone as far as killing themselves or killing someone else because of the past.
Your past can certainly destroy your life and your marriage or any other relationship.
If you want to overcome your past you will have to learn and understand some spiritual truths. The first thing you need to know is people have issues. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. We, as human beings, are very selfish creatures for the most part. Most of us are empty inside looking for something or someone to love us, accept us, and give us a sense of value and purpose. We are very venerable and easily deceived. We make decisions based on the information we have at the time or how we feel at the time. Many times our decisions were wrong and they hurt others, as well as, ourselves.
If you have made mistakes and have failed in your past, welcome to the human race.
If others had disappointed you, betrayed you, abused you, etc., welcome to the human race.
If someone died and you lived, welcome to the human race. If your decisions destroyed your marriage, caused you to lose your job, separated you from your family, got someone killed or injured, etc., welcome to the human race.
You are human. We all have made bad choices in our lives. We all have been hurt in some way or another and we have all hurt someone else. We all have failed. We will probably continue to make mistakes and fail and bad things will continue to come our way. What happens to you is not the issue. Your reaction to what happens to you is what will make you or break you.
Your past is nothing more than memories in your heart. These memories are thoughts. They have images and emotions attached to them. If you ever hope to be free from your past you will have to change the thoughts and images in your heart, which in turn, will change your emotions.
The good news is Jesus came to this planet to save us from this cursed sin nature that has left us empty inside. His great love for us fills the void in our hearts to be loved, accepted, and have a sense of value and purpose. Once this void is filled it will help us to see clearly when making decisions. Hopefully we will not make as many mistakes and we will learn from the mistakes we do make.
On the cross Jesus forgave you for all your past mistakes and failures. He also has made provision for you to receive forgiveness every time you make a mistake and fail.
Forgiveness is the key to becoming free from your past. If you have made mistakes and hurt others you must receive your forgiveness from God and then forgive yourself. If others have hurt you then you must forgive them. Forgiveness releases the hurt out of your heart. It cleanses your heart of the hurts. You will always remember what happened but there will be no more hurt attached to it. It truly is a miracle from God. Forgiveness is a spiritual law. It will always work. If you will forgive, your heart will be healed.
Find scriptures that proclaim your forgiveness in Christ. Meditate on those scriptures until they are a part of the way you think. As you meditate on the scriptures that proclaim your forgiveness your heart will be cleansed from the past mistakes and failures. This is a process and may take some time to completely get all the hurt out of your heart. As you are going through this process you will remember events in your life where either you made a bad choice and hurt someone or someone made a bad choice and hurt you. This is God’s process of healing your heart. Each time a memory comes to your mind forgive the one who hurt you or forgive yourself. The Holy Spirit may ask you to contact the person and reconcile with them as much as is possible on your behalf. However, most of the time this process is between you and God. Once you have forgiven the one who wronged you or forgiven yourself then it is done. As far as God is concerned it’s over. However, the devil will continue to accuse you, condemn you, and blame you for your past mistakes and failures. When he brings up the past, and you have already forgiven the one who wronged you or you have already received your forgiveness, do not listen to the thoughts in your mind. Tell the devil you are not going to sit there and listen to his condemnation. You have already forgiven or you have already been forgiven. This may be a battle for a season until you settle in your heart that you are forgiven.
The answer to the question, “How do you get free from your past?” is to forgive. Forgive yourself or forgive those who wronged you. God has already forgiven you. Now you must forgive, in doing so you will become free from your past.
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Reverend David E.Watson
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