Remember ~ 10/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

 

Remember: “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” 1 Peter 2:24(NLT) / Pixabay

I have a hard time remembering some things these days.  What I had for lunch. Where my keys are. Why I came into the room.  My biggest challenge though, is to remember to forget!

My younger sisters have pointed out that while I’m forgetting day to day things of the present;  my memories of our past are becoming keener (a sign of aging, they proclaim). Don’t tell them, but I’m really ok with that! To remember the happy times we’ve spent with family and friends serve as a reminder of how blessed we are!

My remembering the past doesn’t stop with vacations and holidays however, I can relive words I should’ve never spoken, moments I let loved ones down, actions that were anything but Godlike, and chances I missed to do the right thing as if they happened yesterday.  They play,  through my mind like an old home movie, frame by frame reminding me of my unworthiness. Ever happen to you?

There’s no doubt we’re going to mess up in this life! And mess up again. And. Mess. Up. Again. Enter Jesus! He took all our sins; each one nailed to the cross. Because of His grace, we need to remember to forget!  Not forget so that we don’t learn from our mistakes but rather forget in such a way that we live as God intends: FORGIVEN! Remembering times and people of the past is truly a gift but, remembering all our sins of the past is a burden we’re not meant to carry because Jesus. Already Did.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Remember ~ 10/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

  1. Robin Kile

    I, too, replay certain “bad” memories over and over. Gladly some are almost forgotten, and only replay once in a while. I told Mom that’s why I think forgetfulness is a gift from God–so we can forget some of those hurtful memories…I just wish some of the good memories wouldn’t tag along! I want to remember ALL of those!

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  2. LaVonne Hammett

    Oh yes, memories… the good and the bad. ha ha I’m glad that I remember the bad, keeps me humble and reminds me I’m human. Don’t think anyone truly cares about those old bad memories anymore tho. One of the benefits of aging. Especially if our family and friends have memory lapses like ours. LOL What truly amazes me is the memories others have of things that happened that I have no recall of. It meant something to them and that is why they remember.. and sometimes it’s a good thing and I just smile. May all the memories you’ve forgotten be good ones! 😀

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    1. Cindy Post author

      My problem is I was focusing on those mistakes I’ve made more than I should. Couldn’t or wouldn’t let myself get past them. It’s that darned ole perfectionist! Thankfully I’m working now on remembering to learn from those situations but don’t cling to them. As always my wise friend I so appreciate your thoughts!

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