My dear fellow Proverbs 31 women in progress,
I hope you are great and that you are growing and prospering in our Lord Jesus. I am really sorry for my absence these last two months. I travelled, I had some issues but the Lord is good and He kept me in His powerful arms.
Now, today I want to talk about the fact of letting the past behind and let God act in our lives.
These past days, when I prayed, I distinctly heard the Lord telling me that I should let the past behind. No, I’m not crazy and I don’t hear voices. If you read my posts regularly, you’ll notice that I’m the most logical person ever.
However, when I heard that message from the Lord during my prayer time, I immediately thought of Loth’s wife. Do you remember her story? Well, if you don’t, let me refresh your memory.
The woman who couldn’t leave the past behind
The story of Loth’s wife is found in Genesis 19. We don’t know anything about her, except that she had two daughters with Loth. Her story is told in the context of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
As you all know, God had judged Sodom and Gomorrah for their high propensity and their high level of immorality. However, the Lord wanted to save Loth and his family because he was found righteous in the sight of the Lord.
Therefore, when the Lord sent His angels to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, the angels told them to flee but not to look behind them. Loth’s wife disobeyed the instructions of the angels and she was turned into a pillar of salt. Ouch!
Let the past behind you
This story reminds us that sometimes God wants to act in our lives, but he can’t because we can’t let the past behind. We are stuck where we are because we are prisoner of our past. Maybe we think of our past failures over and over again. Maybe other people constantly remind us of our past.
Whatever our situation, God invites us today to let the past go and let Him act powerfully in our lives. When we let our past go, we are putting ourselves in the position to receive God’s blessings and instructions in our lives. We are ready to obey.
I know it’s hard, especially for people who never forget what people did to them, like me. However, sometimes, it’s good to erase your past and start over on a clean slate. If we don’t, we’ll be similar to a pillar of salt: we will remain at the same place, harden our hearts and eventually we’ll melt and die at a slow pace.
And that’s not what God expects from us. He wants us to grow and to prosper.
Well, that’s all for today! Do you have issues with letting go? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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