Lessons When Faced with the Past

Recently, I attended a conference and was confronted with my past.

No, this was not one of my abusers, however it was a reminder of a difficult and unhappy

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time in my life.

Yet, in a very strange way I felt as if I were:

  • Liberated from that situation
  • Had learned the lessons I was meant to learn in that situation
  • Was thankful for God’s provision and guidance
  • In retrospect, saw God’s hand all over the situation
  • Gave thanks to God
  • Had a greater understanding of why God allowed this to happen

There are times when we face our past and we don’t want to.

I discovered through this experience to:

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  • Take a deep breath
  • Say a silent prayer for help
  • Hold my head up high with dignity
  • Act like a lady
  • Remember I’m not the same person I was then
  • Speak with wisdom
  • Thank God
  • Not allow the person or situation get to me

I was able to make it through this encounter and if you are ever in a similar situation, you will be able to make it through also.

James 1:19 says, “everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.”

How would you react if faced with the past?

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