Do you ever find yourself “stuck” in the past? Unable to let go of emotions from previous traumatic experiences? I know I have and so have many others, including some of my friends from “Sweet to the Soul” ministries. Can you relate to Jana Kennedy Spicer describing her temptation?
“Too often we carry our wounds from one battle into another, holding onto them even after the battle is long past. By constantly revisiting these traumatic memories, we unintentionally allow seeds of worry, fear, or insecurity to be sown. These can sprout, grow and become life-choking, just like a wild vine or a flower bed full of weeds.
- Life-choking because if I allow those weeds of the past to grow they will not allow any room for my present to bloom and flourish.
- Life-choking because every moment I spend reliving my past is taking that moment out of my present.”
I have joined with 5 other authors to offer a study journal that addresses the fight against fear, bitterness, regret, shame, and people-pleasing, along with what can help the most in our ability to overcome these temptations. Until we “let it go”, we are hindering our own ability to follow hard after Christ.
Click the link to receive your FREE copy today!
Speaking of following hard, my podcast interview with Melanie Redd from “Women Living Courageously”, the online women’s ministry from Adrian Roger’s “Love Worth Finding” is live. I was delighted to join her for a discussion over ways to follow hard after God and why we would even want to do so in the first place. I know from firsthand experience how difficult it is to become consistent in God’s Word, much less to develop an understanding and passion for it. This podcast details how God can totally change that for us!
Click the link to listen to the podcast. Be sure to check out all her other interviews for more encouragement in your walk with the Lord.