When we look back at our lives, what was once accepted as permissible behavior, hurt us as we realize the consequences of those actions and especially if we still have some scars. Scars that constantly stands in our way, played on an endless loop in our head: you see, you should listen – you messed up and it’s too late –you betrayed - you will never get back on your feet- you will never accomplish anything good- you denied - you’re not good enough- you will never be good—you will never be accepted- you don’t fit- you did it, you did it, shame on you!
And the thoughts of what should or could, take you to the house of guilt, where remorse comes, overshadowing you, as comforting you, like wrapping yourself with a warm blanket on a cold day, and fear of judgment is hitting you as a hammer hitting the nail.
Allowing the shadows of our past darken our today; is to bring it into the present by living it all over again in your mind and not giving yourself another chance when in fact God does. If your head is filled with painful memories of your past, though our mistakes hurt God, I want you to know that He does not see us through our past, the Blood of Jesus our Savior did a tremendous work, sheltering us. He look at us through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross with grace and forgiveness, and He said :”I will remember them no more” so why would you want to nurture your past. All you need to do is to accept His offer of forgiveness.
Instead of letting your past hunt you, let it be an opportunity to learn from it as you evaluate the outcome. Ask God for forgiveness and guidance and move on with your life. Our experience of life and our brain are shaped by what we choose to focus on. Focus on giving yourself another chance, God already did! As long as you are still alive, your dreams are not dead. All it takes is you, to get back on course!
Pray this post help someone to experience the joy of another chance!
Those of you who needs a prayer model, here is one:
“ Dear Lord Jesus, I believe You are truly the Son of God. I confess that I have sinned against You in thoughts, words, and actions. Please forgive all my wrong doing and let me live in relationship with You. Today, I accept Your work on the cross for me and receive Your forgiveness. Thank you for saving me. Amen!