"Don't grieve over the past for it is gone. Don't be troubled about the future for it is yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it may be worth remembering."Found this quote on a random blog. I love it. Especially today that I feel kinda mopey about some things that I wanted to happen but didn't.
And as if the universe conspired to give me a confirmation, I found the following note from Ate Mench in my Facebook inbox: (text effects mine)
Isaiah 54:4 "You will forget the shame of your youth."
When Eve first opened her eyes on planet earth, she was already married. She never got to grow up. She just stepped into being a wife, then a mother. Did that happen to you? You were a parent before you has a chance to be a child, or know what it means to be innocent and grow up with your trust intact. If Eve's story is your story, the Word for you today is, "Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced...you will forget the shame of your youth."
You can't go back and make things different. You're not the same person and you're never going to be. You can't relive your first marriage or your early childhood. But there are three scriptural steps you can take to get up, get over it and move on.
1.) FORGIVE what others have done to you (Ephesians 4:32).
2.) FORGIVE YOURSELF for what you have done (Philippians 3:13).
3.) BELIEVE that God has truly forgiven you and act on it (Isaiah 43:25).
Sometimes we hold to certain things because we believe there is something there we think we still need. We cling to certain things because we fear we'll never be able to replace them. No, God has more in store for you. If you've entrusted your future to Jesus you haven't seen your best days yet. There's more ahead of you than behind you. God promises: "Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness" (Isaiah 61:3). SO IN GOD'S STRENGTH, GET UP, GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON! Have a blessed day!
And so, I will get up, get over it and move on, and have a blessed day. :)