Stop. Pause.Eject (Stop Remembering What God Has Forgotten!)

“As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” –Psalms 103:12 (asv)

Fast  Forward. Play. Rewind. Play. Slow Motion. Pause. Stop. Eject.

This is the cycle we go through when we replay some of the questionable situations we put ourselves into and decisions we have made. Regardless of the outcome oftentimes we become so focused and transfixed on that mistake, failure or decision. Personally, I struggle with making big life decisions especially when it has the potential to affect others around me. It doesn’t matter if it’s something I prayed for or if it’s an opportunity that just fell in my lap, I struggle. I begin to question every little thing, am I good enough? Will this affect my family? Will I be able to survive alone? Can I truly start over? Will saying “no” haunt me for the rest of my life? Will I regret this?
I never stop and ask God, “What do you want me to do?” Naturally I begin to worry and question every little detail. I begin to obsess and figure out everything before I even make the final decision. Nine times out of ten, my flesh causes fear to set in and I make a choice out of loneliness and insecurity. In the end I begin to beat myself up over the decision, especially if I failed to wait on God. So the cycle begins not only does the feeling of failure set in but the weight of being disobedient hits me like a ton of bricks.  I begin to rewind the tape, I relive the moment I strayed from God’s plan. I play the tape of regret and eventually it becomes engraved in my memory. I choose to forget the grace that God had bestowed upon me and the loved he showed me. I focus on the negative and fail to remember that even in my dysfunction he was and still is God.
God is so gracious and willing to forgive us, we just have to make the decision to eject the tape and walk in the power Christ has given us. So how do you become unstuck? How do you stop rehearsing the moment things went wrong?
Step One: Remember that God is love and there's nothing we could do that would take away his love
*Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Step Two: Forgive yourself!
*Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Step Three: He is the God of second chances!
*He will continue to sustain you and he is always with you. Even when we fall he is right there picking us up!

Eject the tape and move on! God has already forgiven you and he still loves you. Never doubt your existence here on earth. There is something placed inside of you, seek him and there you will find your purpose!
I believe in you!


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