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
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:
- 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?