Everyone has a past. Everyone has ghosts. Leave yours behind.
There is no denying it, most people have done things in their life they are not proud of. I hear people say all the time to just leave the past in the past. But for many of us, it is not that simple. Feelings of shame and regret linger and tend to pop into mind at the most inconvenient times. We carry these feelings, these burdens daily as if we still need to own them.
There are so many “What IF” questions that come into play. “What IF” I didn’t do this or “What IF” I had not gone to this place. I’ve learned through personal experiences and years of self-reflection that life is always going to be full of “What IFs”. I have also learned to put those “What IFs” into a practical place. I have learned that every moment in time, every decision I made and will continue to make had a reason to it. That point has led to this site being born.
A long time ago (not in a galaxy far far away) God decided to become man. You see, this is significant as most self-proclaimed gods in history were nothing more than a man wanting to be a god. But the one true God wanted to be with His people. He wanted to walk with us, talk with us and just be with us. He gave up all His power, his immortality with a goal in mind. He wanted to show us love, he wanted to show us compassion, He wanted to show us mercy. HE WANTED TO SHOW US FORGIVENESS!
Jesus, the only son of God, was born a child, died as a man and one day will return as our King. His death on the cross paid for our sins and redeemed us as he took our place in death on the cross. In life, we are all sinners, but God does not weigh one sin heavier than another. Sin is sin in His eyes.
But the beautiful thing in all of this is a simple concept. In His death, the debt of our sins was paid! In His death, we were forgiven if we simply choose to ask for it. In His death, we were redeemed. (Matthew Matthew 11:28 NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
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