“Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.” Matthew 15:13
Going through trials, having bad habits, and being hurt is apart of life. Sometimes it seems like these things happen to us over and over, even after we thought that we were healed from them and moved on. Why is that?
These trials run deep into our hearts. They’re there because we like to plant them there. When things start to go wrong in our lives, those things that are planted in our hearts and minds start to come up and add on to the current circumstances. It’s like our current circumstances triggered those past hurts and pains and we’re going through it all over again. The thoughts that usually run through my head are, “I thought I was over this, why is it coming back up again?”
They come back up again, because they are ROOTED into us. When we go through some kind of trauma or when we are hurt by someone we love, we don’t let it go. We plant it into our hearts and it grows when we water it. We take on the responsibility to deal with it and make sure that it stays there so that we don’t ever forget.
Of course, it’s wise to learn from our past. But when we have things rooted in us, it’s hard not to linger on them. Especially when our current circumstances aren’t going so well. It’s normal to try to bring up our past trials in order to figure out our current ones. It’s also normal to bring up our past trials in order to have more to sulk about.
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,”