While looking around the WWW for a visual representation of this, I found this little ditty and laughed out loud. This is the basic question! Why do we allow negative experiences to kidnap our valuable brain space? With all the shouting and bragging about multi-tasking, we tend to forget---we can only have one thought at a time! We can change tracks--but the train can only stay on one track or chance de-railing!
How many times have I heard the story of some family feud, friends falling out, long ago mis-understanding or perhaps even you done me wrong that is hashed and re-hashed for the remainder of your days here on this earth. The story is told and retold and regurgitated so many times others run for cover if the subject is even neared. Why would we allow negativity to capture our mind-which in turn kidnaps our heart and soul?
From personal experience it is difficult---to re-train our thought process--but it is possible. Thus the title of this post----LET IT GO! The title song from the hit cartoon movie, "Frozen", is a great example of how to move away from the negativity. A catchy tune, this little song will over-ride all thoughts--negative and positive once I begin humming it. You only have to mention those words and it begins running through an endless replay in my head. This proves beyond any shadow of a doubt we can retrain our thought process--if we are willing.
SO--what I am telling you---is LET IT GO! Do not allow the negative in life to kidnap your thoughts. Turn away from it---refuse to allow it to inhabit the valuable space of your mind. Look to the positive and turn from the negative. The song says it so well---the past is in the past. Replaying the past over and over is counter productive to your successful future. It is exactly what the enemy wants you to do--become mired down in negativity and ineffective in carrying out God's plan. His plan is NEVER anchored in the past, but always present in the today.
Praying as we cross the invisible line into 2017, we can all leave behind all the negativity in our lives in the past---and always strive for the positive in our new today's.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.