Look Back but Don’t Focus There
Many times in our lives we are just moving right along and something happens. An event or circumstance reminds of something painful in our past. We feel like we’ve just hit a wall. We can feel stuck with a lump in our throat.
We are forced to look back maybe at what we said we’d never talk about again, never think about again, because we have some unfinished business.
Maybe there are some emotions that got buried alive.
Emotions buried alive, stay alive. Feelings are part of who we are and until we express them, they just stay inside building up like the leftovers in the refrigerator. They start to stink and they begin to mold and are causing a problem. And everytime the door is opened, we know something is wrong.
Built up emotions can come flooding out like the rotting odors in the fridge until we clean them out.
“Be angry but sin not” by expressing your emotions to God – no matter how old they are. That’s the place they are designed to go. Once you have opened the door, become willing to feel them, then giving them to God allows them to be healed.
Maybe our unfinished business is to forgive someone, God, or ourselves for something that happened to us. If so, then it helps to know what forgiveness is and is not. Be sure to read the post about this! And there’s a great one on forgiving ourselves, too.
Whatever our unfinished business is, God, in His kindness has stopped us so He can bring more healing in our lives. We don’t have to be afraid to look back if we are looking back with a focus on going forward.
We can deal with those buried emotions, the unforgiveness, or whatever He is highlighting to us and become better equipped with new healing for a better life.
Since my Life Coaching practice is Holy Spirit-led, my clients are surprised at what gets unearthed. Those things or events that were buried alive can now come out and brought before God for healing.
So don’t be afraid to “revisit” something from the past. Our Heavenly Father walks especially close to us in these times of bringing healing. Will it hurt? Yes, initially, as the pain comes to the surface, but only what we bring to Him can be healed. And the relief feels so incredible!
He designed us for an intimate relationship with Him and providing for the needs of our inner lives is His delight!
For specific help, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to help.
Blessings of peace,
From the desk by the window after a rain.
(c) Oct. 9, 2017 – Robin Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC