Thursday, February 24, 2011

Movin' On

It's amazing to me that via this "thing" called a blog that you can find "someone" who you can relate to - who you may have never met, and who most likely you won't meet on this side of heaven.

Among the blogs on the sidebar is one called Baby Bangs. Like me, she's a Mama who loves living life with her kids and doesn't feel the need to post every day. {Her firstborn also happens to be named Jackson.} :) When she does post, it's worth the time to read her thoughts. Today's post hit me upside the head.

In recent weeks I have been stunned by the behavior of people who seem to use you for your experience and knowledge and then drop you once you've given them what they want. I have asked myself repeatedly why such behavior bothers me so much or why am I so sensitive to it. And similarly to the post, I have begged the Lord to "Please, just give me thicker skin!"

But, the Lord has not justified my thoughts, or given me thicker skin. He's asked to me to forgive them...and move on. As I studied Isaiah this week, he brought to mind this verse:
"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!"
{Isaiah 43.18-19}

If I keep holding on to the past, I'm going to miss the chance to be obedient and forgive and then see the "new thing" the Lord has in store for me next. And I simply do not want to miss anything the Lord has to show me.


  1. Listen, I said I was SORRY I forgot to call the other day... goodness.
    Seriously, this is a wonderful, wise post. I read Amanda's post. I would have come undone!
    I have struggled with this, too, especially at my old job. I was just like a big ol' raw nerve walking around the place every day. It's hard not to dwell on the past. It is hard to move on. But all things are possible with Him, right?

  2. Thanks for sharing. It is tough to move on sometimes, but I know how you feel.