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Old photographs. Certain music. Old friends. Certain books.
I'm the type of person that loves looking through old photographs. Why? I can look back on the good memories that I've forgotten about.
I'm the type of person that loves watching home movies. Why? Because I can relive those good memories over + over again.
I'm the type of person that loves listening to certain songs. Why? I do it for the good memories that I'm taken back to.
I'm the type of person that loves catching up with old friends + laughing at all the good memories we had once made.
But every once in a while, it seems like my mind takes the path of "revenge" and "haunts" me with the horrible memories.
If you would have asked me a month ago what I do when these bad memories come, I would have told you that I don't dwell on them + that I think about something else. But now - they seem to never go away ... causing me to lose sight of the victory I have through Him.
Memories that involve:
*my piano playing
*the way I act around people
But there's always that one set of memories that will always affect me (in some shape, way, or form).
>> Will I choose to allow defeat in my life?
>> Will I choose to have victory?
Yes this set of memories will always affect me - I can't change that. What I can change is, how I choose to handle the affects.
>> Will I forgive and move on?
>> Will I hold a grudge and remain stuck on these memories?
I plan on taking the course of forgiving + moving on.
Will it be easy? Ha no!
Will I still be affected? Sadly yes (to some degree).
Will I feel better? Maybe
Through Christ we have the victory to overcome - no matter what we face!
Will you overcome?
In HIS grace, Alisha