Truth for today from the Word of God:
"Starting Over" - Part 4 - "Release It"
February 1, 2015
Dr. Ed Seay, FBC Magnolia, Texas
How to Insure Next Time won't be like Last Time
Today's Big Idea -
"Past hurt affects future health."
How far into your future do you intend to carry the hurt from your past?
How long do you plan to allow the people who hurt you to influence you?
When we don't release past hurt, we drag emotional baggage into every Next Time.
My past will remind me but not define me.
Release the past, so the past will release me.
Forgiveness enables us to carry the lessons of the past without dragging the baggage of the past.
The only way to break the chain from the hurt of your past to your future is to Pardon whoever hurt you.
As a forgiven follower of Christ, you can Pardon someone who doesn't deserve it.....
Because YOU were pardoned when you didn't deserve it.
1) Make a list of the people who hurt you and what they took away from you.
2) Face the reality that they couldn't pay you back even if they wanted to.
3) Once you have owned your part, decide to pardon them for their part.
Podcasts of the messages are available at www.fbcmagnolia.org
Nebraska Winter Sunrise - Picture capture 2/2/2015 by Michelle DeRusha