God Created Us to Forget.
God created us to forget. It is our default mode. We forget the things we do not make effort to remember.
It is natural to forget a person’s birthday. Very natural to forget even a wedding anniversary! Unless of course you make effort to remember.
Egypt forgot that they once had a savior called Joseph.You hear a lecture once, if you do not make effort to read it 3 or 4 times, you’ll definitely forget.
Again we are created to forget.
So this tells me that we remember by choice!
Again, by default, we forget; by choice, we remember.
This means it is your choice to remember God.
But of course, you’ll say. That’s pretty easy.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO REMEMBER PAST FAILURES.
Aha! All those past mistakes, that past hurt, that past heart-break, that past harsh word spoken to you, it is your choice to remember!
Just do not remember them, and before long, you’ll forget.
This truth hit me like a light bomb.
Observe Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV,
“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing,Now it shall spring forth;Shall you not know it?I will even make a road in the wilderness. And rivers in the desert.”
Again, are you considering (clinging to) the things of old, God is saying, ‘Do not remember.’ He knows, if you do not make effort to remember, you’ll forget naturally.
One last point, even Jesus, knowing we were created to forget, instituted the holy communion. He said,
“…do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19.
Never say, ‘I cannot forget.’
Of course you can!
Do not remember.
Do not cling to that past failure, past hurt, past misfortune.
Don’t hold on to the negative things for dear life.
Unclinch your fists.
Do not remember how he hurt you.
Do not remember her tone when she said, ‘No!’
Do not remember the evil words spoken to you.
Do not remember them!
But are there things to remember?
Remember God’s promises for you.
Cling to them for dear life.
Remember God’s plans for you are good.
Remember the love shown you.
Remember beautiful moments of victory.
Write them down.
Testify about them.
What will aid our memory?
Again, because it is natural for us to forget, we need a pen and paper to remember.
Write those principles down.
When you lie down at night, turn the day’s event over in your mind.
Rehearse them often.
Remember Jesus’ on holy communion, ‘Do this as often as you can’
Sharing. That helps you to remember. Share the new things you learn with your world. Like I just did.
So, do not remember past failures
Remember God’s promises.
You will flourish!