FAITH: Let go of your past mistakes

Published 5:10 pm Friday, August 28, 2015

Too often in this life, we hold on to the memories of past failures, bad decisions and disappointment.

We also find ourselves holding on to the people, places and things in our lives that mean us no good, eventually leading us down a path of underachievement and destruction.

These things can hinder us from moving forward with our lives because we think that we cannot overcome them.

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But I want you to know today that it is God’s will that we all have an opportunity to become what He wants us to be.

It is His will that we all have the opportunity to receive the blessings that He has in store for each and every one of us.

God has told us in Jeremiah 1:5 that He already has a plan for our lives and that we were created to do great things.

Therefore, we cannot waste precious time allowing the problems of the world or our past shortcomings to deter us from fulfilling God’s promise in each of us.

However, in order to fulfill our purpose, we must stop looking back and let go of our past mistakes.

We must let go of the people, places and things that hold us back.

Instead we must look to our future, placing all of our faith, trust, strength and courage in God so that we can first build a closer and more intimate relationship we Him.

So on this day, no matter what you may be going through, no matter what you may be facing, I want you to be encouraged.

I want you to “Let It Go!”

Let go of all the past failures, hurts and disappointments that you have allowed to weigh you down for so long.

Let go of the anger and pain that you have built up inside because someone has done you wrong.

Let go of the bad decisions and choices you have made in the past. They do not define you, nor do they determine who you can be.

God created you for greatness. So let go of the excess baggage, so that God can fill you with His love, grace and mercy.

Knowing that through Christ Jesus, you are redeemed.
The Rev. Wesley Allen is pastor of Little Baptist Hill Church in Rutledge.

He can be reached at

God Bless.