I'm doing a clean sweep of my house, emptying closets and getting rid of the junk. Over the years, things can really accumulate! All the extra stuff makes it harder to keep the house clean, especially when you open a closet and things fall out. I've decided that everything unnecessary must go! Our minds can also become cluttered with unnecessary thoughts, full of hurts and shameful reminders of our past. As Christ followers, we have been redeemed and all of that has been cleansed and is no longer our responsibility. For you to keep returning to it and wallowing in self pity is a waste of precious time. Stop dwelling on the past, that time is gone and there is nothing you can do to get it back. Each day is a new opportunity to live free and let go of the bad things jumbling your mind. Pray for God to help you regain your freedom and break the chains that are binding you to the past.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3