A First

If you are still carrying the past with you and it causes you to stink and/or not be your best-self, then it really isn't the past.

— My Opinion —

Yesterday morning was a first for me. I actually used my blog-post for my morning devotional.

The first thing I do each morning, after getting my AdvoCare Spark and Slim concoction together (my form of a cup of coffee), is open up my blog and read it. My blogs are often written one or two weeks in advance. The reason I read my blog is to check for grammatical errors. It’s amazing how you can read your own stuff several times and miss a typo or a poorly written sentence.

I started writing my blog nine and a half years ago because I enjoy writing and the only way to become a better writer is by writing.

Yesterday morning, when I read my blog, it actually caused me to pause and reflect. The reason was most likely due to the fact the body of my blog only included two words–‘Good stuff.’

If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you’ve most likely noticed I open with a quote and close with a scripture. The content in between is simply my thoughts on how the two tie together.

Here are my reflections and thoughts from yesterday, exactly as they flowed from my Lamy fountain pen to the paper of my Miquelrius journal:

You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you…interesting quote…what does it mean?

You either deal with what is ‘running’ inside of you or it will deal with you.

Know yourself. Accept the good. Deal with the bad.

Our past creates our future based on what we do with our past.

Our past will impact our future..although ‘they’ say there is nothing you can do about your past. If you are still carrying the past with you and it causes you to stink and/or not be your best self, then it really isn’t the past. The past stays present if we allow it.

Keep the good-past. Learn from the not-so-good past. Deal with and let go of the ugly-past.

Although the past is behind you, it will play a part in determining how you handle what is in front of you.

Deep stuff. 🙂

Philippians 12:14, Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.



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