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Burning The Bridges Of The Past

Remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19 KJV)

The past is where I began. There was emptiness inside me. Chaos and confusion all around with no thought or hope of ever recovering. Disappointment, abuse, rejection, loneliness and brokenness in my soul and spirit. I cried out loud but mainly in silence because I could not stand to deal with the pain. I wanted to escape, only that I could not find the perfect place to hide. That’s just a glimpse of my past. But now, I must burn those bridges and let them go because my future awaits me.

“The past is for learning from and letting go. You can’t revisit it. It vanishes.” ~ Adele Parks

It will be a grave mistake to try to reason between your past and present day experiences.  To do so, you will be loosing sight of your future. So today being November 1st, marks a significant period in my life. For starters, my five week long vacation has ended. It also means leaving my past behind me and me crucifying the desire to ever revisit it again.

I have made peace with myself. I have made peace with my past. I have reconciled the differences with people and some things that once held me hostage and made me a slave to sin.

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I am confident that I am on the right track, because no longer do I have the appetite for the things that my past once enticed me with. My desire is to transcend into the things that I have been created to do, and who I have been predestined to become through the righteousness obtained from Christ. I wasted so much time in the past trying to avoid becoming the person I was created to be. No more going around the mountain.

Today is a new day. According to God’s numerical in scripture, it is symbolic of a new beginning. It’s a brand new start. It is synonymous with light making its’ grand entrance into a place that was once dark and undesirable for habitation and intimacy with the Creator of all things visible and invisible.

Like me, you have an opportunity this day, this hour and this season to make all things new in your life. It is time to let go of the old. Time to separate yourself from the toxic behavior and negative attitudes. Time to break free – break down the walls of the old mind set that caused you to speak and act in ways contrary to God’s promises and all of the other things that’s been keeping you from fulfilling the purpose and plan that God has for your life.

“If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” ~ Winston Churchill

Life may have forced you to give up on your dreams, but heaven have kept a record of them all. So don’t let your past hold you prisoner. You’re too smart, too savvy and incredible to let your past defeat you. People may have given up on you. They turned their back on you because they never cared to take the time to understand you, to know you and to study the environment that birthed you into this world and shaped you.

I am right there with you. Step out in faith into your new life in Christ. When temptation arise and you are drawn to remember the past, let the recalls of Philippians 4:8 become your guiding motto. It says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Behold, I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

3 Comments on Burning The Bridges Of The Past

  1. Lovely post! I also agree with the previous comment. This post is a great reminder of how we should not focus on the past, especially if it falls in the line of negativity.

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  2. Hi Soul Dancer, happy that you stopped by my blog and left this comment. Even more wonderful to know that you can relate to the post. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and for giving us another perspective from which to look at 'burning the bridges of the past.' Well received! Blessings!

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  3. Ah – refreshing! I often remind myself that when I burn any past bridges, to use the light of that fire to warm my ability to learn, laugh and love more effortlessly now and going forward 😉

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