Letting Go and Moving On
Feelings of guilt can work for us or against us. This sense of remorse or self-condemnation that guilt can bring may plague our mind to the point where it seems catastrophic, causing us to lose sleep and our peace. However, guilt can also affect us, acting as a catalyst, compelling us to clear our conscience and empower us to walk holy unto the Lord. Whereby we begin to walk after the Spirit, not after the flesh. Jesus prefers the latter.
You missed the mark!
As you reflect over 2020, you celebrated your success because you achieved your objective, but you know you missed the mark in your heart. You came short of feeling proud or gratified about what you achieved. You thought the success would make you feel honored or give you a sense of high self-esteem, but it did not. It was a single day of celebration, and the next week the exhilaration was gone.
If this describes you, now is an excellent time to ask the Lord to be present in your situation and actively take charge of your life today and your future. Recognize that by actively inviting the Lord by faith to take this role and responsibility in your life, you are making Him the leader. You are telling the Lord He is in charge of everything that impacts your life and anything that may come your way. The joy the Lord gives supersedes any joy man gives because joy from men is temporal and joy from the Lord is eternal.
It’s time for you to look forward to a brighter day.
If you have humbled yourself and given God full control, you now have just released the Lord to guide and direct decisions, you will make each day and guide and direct decisions others are making about you and your future.
That also means you have released the power of God to operate in your life to ward off possible attacks that may be being plotted against you by the enemy. Now let go of your past, and I thank God for your brighter future. Declare unto the Lord, Jesus, that HE is the commander in charge (Jehovah-Sabaoth) and your defense.
Let’s pray. Lord, I am inviting you to take control of every aspect of how I live and my future, e.g., my decisions, worries, frustrations, doors open/closed, finances, relationships, fears, strengths, and weaknesses. EVERYTHING!
Lord, I recognize that praying this prayer means I will be sensitive to your will and obedient to your instructions today and for as long as I live. Oh Lord, this is how I want to live my life with you.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.