There’s an ology for everything — biology, mythology, sociology, anthropology, theology, epidemiology, and geology, to name a few. Oh yeah, we can’t forget ufology – the study of unidentified flying objects.
One that most of us are particularly good at is archaeology. Isn’t it funny how often we’re digging up our past? History is a great teacher, but sometimes our past is a horrible reminder of ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda.’
Let’s not remain stuck in the mistakes of yesteryear or keep trying to relive the good old days. Be present. Make something out of today. Pursue becoming who God has created you to be, is calling you to be.
Romans 1:1 says, ‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…’
In Christ, God forgives our past. If he’s moved on, so can we.
Philippians 3:13b-14 says, ‘But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.’
In Christ, we have hope. Live a life of pursuit, not regret.
When your inner-archaeologist starts digging up more dirt, fixating on where you’ve been or what you’ve done, remind yourself that it’s a new day. Who you were then isn’t who you have to be now.
2 Corinthians 5:17, ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ‘