I was speaking with my oldest son about making good choices and telling him not to make the same mistakes I had. In his teenage wisdom, this kid told me to “get over it.”
If one of my kids tells me to “get over it,” there is a huge problem. My first instinct was to look behind me and see exactly who he was talking to!
God spoke to me through my child. It is hardly the first time He has done that.
I suspect most of us have an “it” that holds the potential to keep us from God’s very best. Sometimes a painful reminder, or being tired and cranky allows our “it” to rear its ugly head.
Regret can morph into resentment and erode any forgiveness we “think” we have given.
When we don’t “get over it” once and for all our “it” will surely find its way back to us.
We are taught to forgive others as God forgives us.
Yet, often the hardest person to forgive is our self.
We may readily forgive others yet still cling to our own mistakes wondering about what could have been instead of what can be.
Abraham was instructed to leave his family and go forth into a new place God had for him. Still, Abraham took his nephew Lot with him. Eventually, that didn’t go very well and Lot received the best of the land that was divided between them.
Abraham got over it.
Abraham knew that whatever he had with God was far more than anything Lot could take away from him.
We would all do well to remember this very thing.
Whatever we lose, or mistake we make is insignificant compared to God’s best.
In our weakness, He is strong.
Bury the past in an unmarked grave and concentrate on new opportunities God can provide this year.
Get over it and get moving.
God is waiting on you!
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.”
Philippians 3:13-15 NKJV
*** If you have lost your resolve and your resolutions fell by the wayside, simply pick them up.
Each day is a new opportunity to begin again…