When Your Past Pops Up
Whenever you're on the verge of shifting your focus, making a great move for God, letting go, and wanting more for yourself, don't be surprised when someone or something from your past tries to pop up! This is known as a distraction!
The enemy knows that your not as effective when you're leading with your emotions. Sending someone from your past that you had an emotional connection with like your father, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, mentor, mother, or pet, can put you back in the same spot that you tried to leave. But, when this happens, what do you do?
You Pop Back!
First- Pop back with the word of God! Say a scripture that you recall from memory, and if not, then get your Bible, get on the Bible App, and say whatever scripture you see!
Second-You brag about how much you have grown and how far you have come. Look at all the progress, growth, and commitment you've put into protecting yourself!
Third- Show yourself compassion! It's okay to take some time and feel sad for a moment, maybe a day, but make a vow to yourself that after that day, those negative thoughts, and that person no longer have access to your mind.
Fourth- Praise God for the protection! This person, thing, or memory is popping up to distract you and remind you of a hard place, but please know that you don't have to go back! Focus on the present moment!
It Takes Time
It takes time to get over that disappointment, that hurt, that back stabbing, that rejection, that heartbreak, that loss, that death, that feeling.
Give yourself the grace to feel and HEAL! Healing is the part most people miss! God wants to heal you and do a new thing in you life! A new thing!
Receive that, believe that, enjoy that!