Have you ever wonder why some things keep happening to you over and over again? It could be in business, career or romantic relationships. You might have tried everything so far but the same thing kept happening only in different forms. It’s like the Universe just like sending you the same content in different packages. I want to tell you that there is a reason for this and if you do not adhere to the advice and instructions given in this article, the same thing will continue; for there is prerequisite for a fresh start which must be met before things can change in your life. Unfortunately, there is no other to say this than to say “do as I say or your situation will never change”. Am aware that this sounds egotistic but for your own sake adhere to the advice given in this article if you truly want a fresh start.
Why You Can’t Get a Fresh Start
“There is no present or future,” said Eugene O’Neill, “only the past, happening over and over again now.” If you are struggling to get a fresh start in any area of your life, the quote of Eugene O’Neill is probably true in your case. The past keeps repeating itself over and over again in your life. Your case could be that whenever you make a new set of friends; within 6 months of knowing this group of people, half of them are already gossiping about you even though you have been nothing but nice to them. You might have been sincere and honest in all your dealings with them yet they still gossip about you for no justifiable reason.
Your situation might not be undeserved gossips and backbiting from so-called friends. It could be in the form of a romantic partner. It could be that whenever you meet someone new in the romantic sense, even though you were honest, genuine and caring to them, they would use all those good qualities of yours to take advantage of you. This has led to “only the past, happening over and over again now” in that area of your life.
So, you may have asked why does this keep happening to me? I have the answer, my dear friend. An explicit instruction is given by God – The Infinite Mind in Isaiah 43:18. It says “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.” Whenever you see the phrases “Do Not”, this is both an instruction and a command. Disobedient will be met with punishment without exception. It doesn’t matter if you’re the Pope or the sweetest person alive for there is no partiality with God. – Romans 2:11.
You are reliving your horrible past because you are disobeying the law that commands you “not to remember or give consideration to your past“. This is why you can’t get a fresh start. Your mental energy is directed to your past whenever you remember your past and as far as you keep remembering your past, giving it consideration, it will keep manifesting over and over again in your life because whatever you focus on will grow. If you continue to focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer says, Buddha.
If you are reading this, you obviously want a fresh start in your life or you wouldn’t have read past the first paragraph. You might be asking how do I get a fresh start? This leads us to the second part of this article.
How to Get a Fresh Start
In verse 18 of Isaiah 43 God give a direct instruction that we must not remember the past or give it any kind of consideration and only after the instructions in verse 18 of Isaiah 43 have been adhered to properly will He do what He promised in verse 19. Unfortunately, a lot of people ignore the instructions in verse 18 and then complain that the promises in verse 19 of Isaiah 43 have not materialized in their lives. There is a reason the instructions were written in verse 18. It is because they are the prerequisite to receiving the blessings of verse 19. The instructions in verse 18 are the prerequisite for a fresh start in any area of your life.
In order to get a fresh start in any area of your life where “only the past keeps happening over and over again now“, you must:
(1) Forget the past.
(2) Forgive those who wronged you in the past.
(3) Forgive yourself. Yes, I mean you should say to yourself, I forgive myself for not forgiving and forgetting the ills and mistakes of the past.
(4) Do not give any kind of consideration to past events which you do not want a repeat of. Don’t remember them. Don’t consider them in your thoughts. Whatever has happen has happened. Move on. Period.
(5) Write down what you want for your future.
(6) Imagine what this future will look like. Be as specific as you can be. Give life to your imagination.
(7) Always dwell on this new image in your thoughts. It is OK to be obsessed with this new beautiful image.
Because of the way the bible is written and translated, some things have been lost in translation. Some explicit instructions come across as things that are voluntary. So, it is quite normal for someone to read Isaiah 48:18-19 and then think that they can have a fresh start while still dwelling on the past mentally. Psychologist and other mental health specialist have confirmed that this is impossible. You must do away with old bad memory before you can truly have new ones.
Our memory and mental energy flow like a river or like any other moving water. It flows to the path of least resistance. You find it easier to remember the past for two main reasons (1) because it is the path of least resistance mentally and (2) it is suggested by appearances. The events have happened. They are embedded in your memory. So, the path to it storage location has already been created this is why it has the least resistance for mental energy flow and a lot of things in your environment reminds you of it, this is “suggestion by appearances“.
So, for you to have a fresh start you must use your will to forgive, forget, create a new “reality” in your imagination and hold on to this new “reality” in your thoughts until it manifests in the physical form. I call it the new “reality” because once you create an image in your thought and give it life, it has already happened. It is just a matter of time before it manifests in solid form. Only your doubt can stop it.
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