I’m sure my post yesterday either surprised everyone or scared a few of my followers away…maybe both. And I know that post is one that will not get many likes or comments and that’s fine.
I have always tried to be honest about my struggles. And a lot of times I do let memories haunt me to an extent. The ones I shared yesterday I have shared before in other posts over the course of my writing but they just all came back at once when that one, I buried deep in the abyss of my mind, reared its ugly head.
That memory is still eating me up. But then this morning on Twitter I see this verse that Purple Rose shared on her page…
What a powerful reminder to us all that no matter what stuff any of us did in our youth we can still exhibit Christ.
I can not despise my youth and all the negative choices I made…or the good ones for that matter. I learned from those choices. Some I made again but many I did not. 🙂
All I know is that our past does not define who we are now. I am not that person anymore and neither are you dear friends.
We are all new creatures in Christ, if we have chosen His finished work at the cross. We have a new mindset and a new heart that beats to serve God. And if serving God means we have to endure some hard memories in order to help another not make the same mistake then we should be ok with that.