Okay I am just going to throw this out there, take it or leave it…
We need to get our priorities in order emotionally…we need to quit letting the same things bring us down…we need to realize what actually to invest in when it comes to relationships and people…We need to look at our hearts and realize everything that is inside it does not mean we actually need to hold onto it!
Think of yourself as a child. You had your favorite toy, perhaps a stuffed animal.
You took it everywhere you went, your parents might even have a good few pictures of you holding that same toy.
But I would guess that now the age you are…you probably have either lost that toy, or you keep it high on a shelf in your bedroom or perhaps even in the attic.
You lost your love for it, while apart of it remains an important part of your childhood,
you realized it didn’t need to enter into this present day with you.
Our hearts deceive us. Therefore not always what we LOVE…is healthy to keep in our lives,
even though its masked to look like a perfect fit.
“Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.” (Genesis 8:21)
Wow, I don’t know about you, but reading the part about the heart being evil since childhood…could we maybe suggest He is also saying that He KNOWS that we are CHOOSING to carry the heart of our past that we have now. We could be enjoying the life He wanted us to have, but He sees we want to be comfortable in our “self-pity, anguish, and sin..” He sees we still have LOVE for it.
Here’s the point I’m trying to make:
We choose to carry the stuff with us that God once flooded the world to get rid of!
We are coddling are insecurities, we are brushing its hair, we are putting pretty little bows on it to make it look less like what it truly is…but that doesnt’ change that it IS what it IS.
He didn’t create us to be people who lived with pain?
He didn’t create us to carry who we used to be?
He doesn’t want us to live in guilt and shame?
He wants us to put down that toy, throw it in the garbage…and lose our LOVE for it!