I’ve heard it said forgive and forget, but how you gonna forget? Now, let me explain. Forgiving is awesome. It helps you. Now, if you forget, then that’s another story. Yes, you can let that thing go and get over it.
If you forget about stuff, then how are you continually learning? How can you testify about where God has brought you from or how He has delivered you if you are forgetting stuff? How can children go from grade to grade if they are forgetting? How do you know how not to get back in some mess if you forgot about the mess you got into before?
Okay, let’s break it down a little bit more. The Bible includes many people. You see, they were not forgotten. In the Bible, the Israelites were to remember what God did for them. Joseph remembered what his brothers did, and yes he did forgive them. Even in the New Testament, we are reminded of people like Rahab and Abraham. God wants us to gain knowledge and wisdom. Now, we can’t do this if we forget stuff and never learn from mistakes. We got to learn. We just don’t know stuff. We are not all knowing. That’s God! We got to use stuff from yesterday and today in order to learn and grow and keep learning and growing.
You can’t grow if you don’t remember. You can’t testify if you don’t have a testimony. Somebody needs to hear how you made it through that. You might of been through some stuff, but if you got healed, delivered, made it through, and was set free, then I bet you learned something also. Not only that, but now you can turn that mess into a message. Now, how you not gonna remember?
Press On And Press Forward! God Bless!