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Leave The Past Behind

Pregnancy was a surprising season. There were many things we were taught in Biology class but there were others that were not mentioned.

No one told me that just because your clothes fit during pregnancy didn't automatically guarantee that they would fit post-pregnancy.

As I began to settle into motherhood, something was off about my clothes; it’s not that they were tight but they were just wrong. I struggled to reconcile the fact that my beautiful wardrobe could no longer fit. Even if I successfully returned to pre-pregnancy weight, my body had already undergone a deep transformation.

I could either fully embrace the season of motherhood or cry about the past season when I could comfortably fit into smaller sizes.

Either way, there was no going back to being the young, carefree person I once was.

Of course, it's important to embrace the lessons that come with every season. However, we must also learn to recognize that when a season is over, it's over.

I heard someone once discuss how when Naomi advised Ruth to 'wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in her best clothes' (Ruth 3:1-3 (NIV), she was essentially helping Ruth prepare to step into her new season.

What if Ruth decided to cling to her former husband's memory and her past? She would have talked herself out of her next level that unlocked the blessing of elevation to a wife, a mother and eventually finding her way into the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1: 5)

Let go of the past. 2023 is done and dusted. While we're grateful for its lessons and the experiences, 2024 is here with us now. God is doing a new thing

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? (Isaiah 43:19 NLT)

Wash yourself, put on perfume and put on your best clothes, because 2024 is coming with a change in level for many of us, and it's time to leave the past behind and embrace the new season.

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