In our lives there are many moments when we choose to do wrong instead of choosing good, our decisions have influenced our world, the people, our jobs and goals. Some of those decisions have been mistakes, they also can be life lessons if you can learn from them. Here is the thing about past wrongs, first you can’t be dwelling on all of the wrong things you have done because they do not belong to you, they are in the past and the past is far away from the now. You must choose to let them be forgotten, remember that your attention is what creates habit and memory of those past wrongs or past successes.
So, why go on suffering and being hurt from actions of your unwise past? Cast them out of your memory and take care of the now by not repeating those actions again. Learning lessons are valuable once you understand the mistake and never do it again. You may be worried about the past and the wrongs, but God is not worried about those things. You are His child and whatever wrongs you have done, there were done because you didn’t know better. God does not hold them against you. All He asks is that you don’t repeat them, stop repeating wrong actions, be sincere with your intentions and try your best to be good. If you look closely, most people want to be good, some don’t know how because they haven’t experienced failure or mistakes, they are in planet Earth the school of learning, the place that mistakes are normal.
Forget the past, if you make up your mind to be good, your actions will be good. You are the spark of God and that spark can’t ever be destroyed. There is always light coming to darkness, your flaws and defects will always show, but you will always have the wisdom to do better if you can learn along the way. God never forsakes anyone, when having sinned God doesn’t keep count of your sins. He provides opportunities and forgiveness every single day of your life until one day you have mastered the experience of being human. You must speak to God in prayer for forgiveness, God loves listening to you, so when you talk to Him in private you only find divine love from His side ready to forgive you and guide you. You must seek Him in times of quiet desperation and allow His love to guide you in your journey, when past wrongs have happened the best way is to come to God. The truth is that saints of the world have been sinners who never gave up prayer.
Remember, God changes rocks in the mud to become the most brilliant diamonds. We will never be our mistakes, we are the memory of the mistakes if we keep dwelling in them. Always remember your Father loves you, He will guide you forever, reach out and don’t be shy for making a few mistakes. Allow your sins to be forgiven by His grace and joy.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10).