Forget What God Forgets
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
When you get up in the morning, you may recall all the mistakes you made yesterday, the times you blew it, when you had a bad attitude, or when you were undisciplined. No, don’t start your day off like that. Get up in the morning and say, “Father, I thank You that this is going to be a great day. I thank You that I have discipline, self-control; that I make good decisions. I may not have done what I could have yesterday, but that day’s gone. I’m going to get up and do better today.”
Any day you get up feeling guilty about yesterday, if you fail to correct it right then and there, is going to be ruined as well. You’ll drag around depressed and defeated. Don’t fall into that trap.
Friend, when you make mistakes, ask God for forgiveness and then move on, confident that the moment you ask, God forgives you. Not only does God forgive you, but He chooses not to remember your mistakes. If somebody keeps bringing up negative incidents from your past, you know that’s not God. Furthermore, He doesn’t even keep a record of it. He’s not going to flip back through His files and say, “Oh, wait a minute, I found something back there in 2006. I can’t bless you.”
No, as far as God is concerned, you don’t even have a past. It’s forgiven and gone. You are ready for a great present and a bright future. God let go of the past. The question is: will you let it go? Will you quit remembering what God has chosen to forget?