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Welcome back!! Today I will discuss how I choose to deal with my “blast from the past”. I know you are wondering what exactly she is talking about. Well, we all have been through many different situations and struggles. And if you are like me, much time has elapsed and you assumed that all of your feelings and thoughts towards that situation or person were over. Then suddenly “BOOM”, you see them at the store and you make eye contact….NOOOOOOO….now what? Or you past behavioral issues have resurfaced when encountered with a not so friendly situation….now what? Well tune in and take notes, I have a few steps that will help you!
When faced with A “Blast from the Past”
1.) Breathe. DO NOT become overwhelmed with the thoughts of what people may think or say about your past, present or future. God is in absolute control of your life. Everything that you have been through and currently going through is building you for your future. All things are working for YOUR GOOD! Romans 8:28
2.) Remind yourself of who you are TODAY! DO NOT allow yourself to feel like you are still bond to that old lifestyle or relationship. DO NOT allow guilt and shame to weigh you down. It’s okay to look back on past experiences as a point of reference of the great work of the Lord and his presence in your life but don’t live there.
3.) Pray. Immediately pray when you begin to feel like you are not good enough. Pray when the thoughts in your mind tell you I should go back to that old and former relationship, friends, or lifestyle. When you pray you will receive power through the Holy Spirit to keep you because through pray you acknowledge that you need the help of the Almighty in your life. When you are weak he makes you strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
4.) Live. The one thing that the adversary desires is to kill the hopes and purpose that the Lord has placed in us. So don’t allow anything to stop you from living in Christ Jesus. I know this is a hard task because we battle against many different forms of temptation and pressure in today’s society. But I encourage you to continue in the truth and liberty that he has given YOU.