Do not Hold onto Past Mistakes


In our life we often hold onto past mistakes or things we wish we could have done differently.  There is no way to change the past, we can only start living God’s way to help preserve our future.  

There are times when we may dwell on these thoughts of “If only I had held onto what the Bible was saying to me and lived my life God’s way for all those years, maybe things would have been so much different today.” Even though we experience God’s blessings now, sometimes we can’t help but hold onto these thoughts that certain aspects of our lives could have been much different if had we had followed His direction long ago.

It often is a daily battle to stop holding on to these memories of past mistakes.  We need to recognize our present blessings we experience and look forward to expecting more of them.  I know that God forgives our sins as far as the East is from the West and we need to remind ourselves of this daily and focus on the Lord. 

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:11-12

God desires for all His children to be happy and He works everything together for good.  We need to believe our all knowing God and move ahead with trust and hold on to the hope that even better blessings really are manifesting right now.

Just know that we have His perfect plan working in our lives and we do not need to hold onto past mistakes anymore.

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  1. Your post speaks God’s truth and love for each of us. A wonderful book that I read this past summer is “You’re Going to Be Okay” by Holley Gerth. The book encourages and teaches how to be an overcomer. It reinforces that defeat is not your destiny, you belong to God and with Him you cannot lose. Your past mistakes do not define you. I was renewed in my relationship with God through reading Holley Gerth’s book. Your post reminded me of this book and how it can encourage all. I hope your weekend is blessed with beauty and rest.

  2. It is difficult sometimes to remember that God doesn’t dwell on our past, so we shouldn’t either. Thinking this way really interferes with our effectiveness in living the way God wants us to live today and everyday. Thank you for your post Mary!

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