Sometimes we don't even know what past sins or mistakes we're still holding onto. But most times we do if we take just a moment to really think about it. The struggle, however, is in actually facing them. It's easier, or so we tell ourselves, to carry guilt and shame for what we did in the past than to face it once and for all and give it over to God.
Author: Brad Bates
Husband, father, traveler, podcaster, and God fearer.
Morning Discipline – Letting Go of the Past
"Even a spineless arthropod sheds what's no longer useful and leaves it behind them. Are you not greater than they?" ~ Coach Jason Versey
Morning Discipline – Dreaming of the Future
"I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds." ~ Mike Tyson
Morning Discipline – Being Present in the Present
If we are focusing all our time and mental efforts on grumbling about the past and how things COULD or SHOULD be today, or wishing we could go back to "how things were", we'll miss out on the beautiful moments right in front of us now.
Morning Discipline – Appreciating the Past
"In silent thought, we encompass the sea we sailed upon. As I said, man's heart, which can encompass such great things, is not small." - Origen