Get Right with God and Move On

The first of the year should be a time of fun, exciting looking ahead. Yet, for me last evening it was a time of looking back at somethings that were ugly. There is the little bit of drama I tried to stir up New Year’s Eve by sending an email I didn’t need to. I was trying to reacquaint with a friend. I just need to let that one go. Thank goodness I did not get a reply. But I still shouldn’t have done it. Then in the day, New Year’s, I did something else I regret. I don’t need to air my wrong choices all the time. I will just point out that these two episodes were sinful by Christian standards. I felt condemnation from 4pm to 7-ish when I read the following by Kelly Balarie who wrote in a blog that I received in the mail–

We must:
Ditch old memories, for the memory of Jesus on the cross.
Toss out feelings of separation of God, for the reality that God grants us bold-access to the throne of grace.
Let go of every 2018 mess-ups, because we can’t steal-back what Christ’s blood already paid a hefty price for.
Give thanks that the righteousness of Christ far surpasses the lack of faith, hope and love we failed to muster yester-year.

You can find the whole article here: Kelly’s New Year Letter

Isn’t’ this the message I like to spread—forgiveness, grace, reunification due to God’s love and choice? Yet I couldn’t get there on my own last night. I am not usually as convicted I was last night. Maybe it’s a new phase in my walk with the Lord. Last year, we (me and Him) worked on several things. My word for this year though is Authenticity. I can’t be authentic with anyone else until I am honest with myself and God. My “rug” is not big enough to just keep sweeping things under it that are ugly.

This is why I enjoy reading blogs. Every time I open one I get to read a new perspective of life and learn, expand, and remember. I wrote Kelly and thanked her for being the voice of God for me. Staying stuck beating myself up does not change anything. It just makes me unusable for and by God. What I needed to do was get right with God and set things straight that I did and then MOVE ON.

Are you stuck in self-condemnation long after you have gotten right with God? Make your amends and move on. Learn and stop whatever it was. Life is a journey. Try to take the next right step.

Until Next Time~
Blessings Kate

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Author: Kate Hufstetler

Former Pastor and Life Coach now working to help women rebuild their lives. I'm a southern California gal living in Kentucky. When I am not writing, I can be found reading, volunteering, attending church functions, or watching my wonderful son play Overwatch and stream on Twitch.tv. I also enjoy crocheting, star gazing and drives going nowhere just to get out and explore. If I could do one thing throwing caution to the wind...I would go to Ramallah and interview women there to compile a book about what life is like living in Palestine these days. What would you do? Drop me a line.

6 thoughts on “Get Right with God and Move On”

  1. I’m recalling your blog post on not being offended. God does not spend his time being offended by those of us who are His people, And we thank our Father in Heaven that this is true. I was put at odds on New Year Day, which is my birthday as well. I am having a time letting go of those instances. I am not planning on spending much time with those relatives either, unless God has other plans. They can be unhappy together on their own, I don’t have to volunteer for it anymore. I am not all that plus a bag of chips and a pickle, so to speak. I’m glad the Father is continuing the work of conforming us into the image of His Son.

    Peace to all who walk by faith, with whom God is well pleased; even me.
    _ga-

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    1. I agree with you. There comes a time when we get to choose how much negativity we will exposed ourselves to. God would not choose that for us unless He had a very specific outcome in mind.
      Confirming is a daily process. I feel like sometimes it’s 2 blocks fwd / half mile back lol. Thank goodness for daily grace.

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