Today, I have been reading a book where the main character has the option of going back and changing the past.
This is not a new premise, it is one that is often used and discussed.
It has made me question – why?
We often think back to the past, with that rosy haze believing things were better, that we were happier. We seek to relive past moments, memories that have stuck.
Or, maybe the past didn’t have those moments and everything has a default back to it. We are desperate to escape from it but let it continually play in our minds like a smeared residue on a glass that refuses to be removed.
Think about now. Ok, there is a list of things that could be better? What about what is good right now? Take a moment.
This is something I have been challenging myself to do. My thoughts so easily fall back into old patterns. It is not healthy and it is not helpful.
When it gets tough, I hold on to the promise…
‘This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!’
It is a daily process, I don’t always find it easy. I do love the freedom it gives, the opportunity to be the real me.
Do you find that you live in the past?
Do you focus on what could be better?
Do you recognise what is good in your life right now?