Philippians 3:13

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.Philippians 3:13 (KJV)

I have the memory of an elephant. LOL. I can tell you who, what, where, how, and why I was hurt or abused…If I let myself dwell on the past. Maybe you don’t have the “beat a dead horse” syndrome…hey, more power to ya!

I’m speaking to anyone with the following symptoms…

  • Holds a grudge.
  • Has difficulty letting go of hurts, anger, disappointments, etc.
  • Brings up the past in an argument.
  • Dwells on the coulda, shoulda, woulda’s…
  • Let’s their mind reflect on the past.
  • Can’t let go of the past.

If you suffer from one or more of the above symptoms, I have FANTASTIC news! There is a CURE! And guess what? There are no harmful side affects…well, other than a sore flesh.


  • Step One: Give it to the Father
  • Step Two: LET it GO!
  • Step Three: Look forward. Press on.
  • Step Four: REPEAT until it works!!!
  • Bottom Line: LET GO OF THE PAST!

You will NEVER find happiness there. The only thing you will find is anger, pain, and disappointments. Don’t keep reminding yourself and your husband of all his past failures. Get OVER it! I’m sorry if this seems abrasive, but it’s the Truth. LET IT GO! If you don’t YOU will be miserable until you do. YOU will only hurt yourself and those you really love. Release it to your Daddy and LEAVE it there!

It’s YOUR choice. You CAN do it….IF you want to.

Let’s Pray,

Daddy God, Thank You for Your Word. Please help me to let go of (you fill in the blank). I no longer want this baggage. PLEASE take it from me and help me to look forward and press on. Please send Your Holy Spirit to remind me to let it go when I try to pick it up again. Thank You, Daddy. I RELEASE it to You. Thank You so much for taking this burden from me. Thank YOU! THANK YOU! Praise You Jesus! Thank YOU! I receive Your Peace, Lord. I receive it. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

In His Love and Service,

Lara ;)

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  1. Mary Julian on October 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Thank you so much I need this!! It spoke right to my heart. Not really with my husband, but with other Family, and people. I am one of these people. Thank you so much, and I just love all your books.

  2. Debbie on October 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

    As someone who is an expert at beating a dead horse (ahem), I LOVE this post! Great look at dying to our flesh when we feel that we have been abused and mistreated.

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