But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.
There was a time in my life where I was so lost and in the darkest place I thought I would never be in. From being “the quiet child” to a straight A student, I chose the wrong crowd and soon found myself using drugs and alcohol. I had an addiction that was profoundly killing me. I lost respect of myself, hurt friends and family that found me and did not care of any consequences that could come. I was a total mess!
Being that prodigal daughter no parent wants to go through, I made the choice to return Home. With lots of prayer I soon began to turn my life around. I still felt dirty and ashamed of myself a few months after I gave my life to Jesus. Slowly I started to know my identity in Christ. There was a time when I tried to commit suicide as I had felt unloved and insecure of myself. I came across Ephesians 2:19-22. Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant, or insecure, remember to whom you belong.
But wait a minute, I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17. I gave my life to Jesus didn’t I? That verse had brought conviction to my heart. I began to ask God for forgiveness and to show me how to love myself so I could love others.
I began to focus on forgetting my past so I could have a better future and not miss out on the blessings God had for me. God has a plan for you and me Sisters, but we need to let go of the past that as behind and focus on our future. God has bigger plans for us than we could ever have for ourselves. Love yourself as God Loves You!