Mastering the art of forgetfulness

Being forgetful could be a costly preposition. If you have forgotten to pay your bills on time could cost to pay a penalty. Therefore in human world forgetfulness is not a desirable trait.

If given a choice we would have happily given away forgetfulness. Since we forget so much, we have so amassed many facilities to make us remember. We always endeavour to boost memory of our devices so that we can remember more and more.

We all love to treasure pleasant memories. We preserve them in hard as well as soft copy format. But when it comes to forgetting bad experiences, it doesn’t seem to go away easily.

Bad moments tend to stick to our memory cells so strongly that these memories flow back and forth again and again.

Forgiveness is one of the central theme of Christianity. We are commanded to forgive. We have often forgiven someone who caused great damage, but mind you, we haven’t forgotten what that person did to us.

I have realised that even after that person has died, it is almost impossible to forget what damage that was caused. It appears impossible to do so.

Some things we forget involuntarily. For example, some favour done by close friend. We should remember this, but unfortunately we forget. But often something we WANT TO FORGET BUT WE CAN’T. Why? Does God expects us to forgive and forget?

Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.”

If you carefully consider the above scripture quote, we understand one more attribute of God. He can decide to forget. God decides and it happens.

We don’t have this ability. We may be able to forgive someone but it is almost impossible to forget. In fact there is no command in the Bible to forget. God only expects us to forgive.

Luke 17:4 And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

For total holistic inner healing we need to forget past experiences. Therefore don’t feel guilty if you cannot forget. What is impossible for man is possible with God.He will wipe away painful memories and overwrite it with songs of Praise.

May God bless you with these words. Sending you with lots of love. ♥️ Let the peace of Christ rule your heart and mind. 🕊️

4 thoughts on “Mastering the art of forgetfulness

  1. Very good thoughts. It is true that we cannot make ourselves forget, for just trying to do so makes us remember all the more. What we CAN do is purposely praise God every day, all through the day. We are commanded to rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4 When those bad memories come, we CAN take them captive and bring them before Jesus so He can speak His authoritative word over that thought. 2 Corinthians 10:5 He is able to chase that thought away as many times as we need Him to.

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