Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, June 13, 2016

To Stay in the Past...Or not?

                                                                    Borrowed Photo

Do you ever pay attention to many of the "Old Sayings?"

Like....   A balance diet is a cookie in both hands!  {This one sounds  
                                 great to me}
                A clean house is a sign of a misspent life!

                Blood is thicker than water!  {How about this one?}

How about this one?......"The past is a good place to visit, but certainly not a good place to stay."

Way too often, we become prisoners of the past!

Is this a bad thing?  Can it be a good thing?    I would say the answer {YES} strongly relates to both of these questions.

Unfortunately, none of us are perfect!  We all have things in our past that can make us have a need to want to crawl.   Things that we would love to forget....but yet...the past has a way of playing tricks in our minds. 

Something small, may trigger a thought of something unpleasant,  that happened in our past and before long....we are dwelling on the very thing that we don't want to remember.

But....thank goodness for ALSO's!!  Right?

Built into our past....{I know it's built into my past}  Also
are SO MANY Beautiful memories!!  

Oh my....I have memory after memory of wonderful things that I would love to revisit in my past!  However....if I had to stay in the past, I would never get to experience the things of the future.    

I have things happening......this Summer.....that I sure don't want to miss out on!  

So....with that being said....I suppose that the Past is not a good place to stay!

How about that?  Just my thoughts for today!

Hugs everyone!




Ruth Hiebert said...

You have such thought provoking posts.It is sometimes easy to live in the past,but I really think it is better to live now.I have heard it said,regarding grief,pay it a visit from time to time,but don't set up camp there.

Michelle said...

The present is always a good place to be, but I think we all revisit the past, perhaps too much!

Melinda said...

It is probably best to move forward and
remember those fun times of the past.

M : )

Ginny Hartzler said...

Well, the bible tells us we are not to look forward or backward. Just to live in the moment. But I do believe that we can learn from the past, from our mistakes. And we love to think back on beautiful memories. But I think the key is, not to dwell on them. I love your artistic header! And the bike in the wildflowers is beyond beautiful!! If I came upon that myself, I would probably swoon!

Pam said...

My mom always told me not to dwell on the past, it's over and you can't do anything about it. I'd say she was right! And don't worry about tomorrow, esp about stuff that probably won't happen anyway. Live for today!

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