Don’t Forget How You Came (8) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power, and welcome back to this series. I really thought when I started this one, it was going to be just three or four days long; boy was I ever wrong. As we move forward in this story, there are diamonds that keep sparkling off on the sides, and you know a girl can’t pass up those free diamonds! Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying this as much as I am. Grab your coffee and come on in.

Before I go on with what happens next in this amazing piece of documented history, let’s go back to that I asked a couple of days ago. So why should we remember how we came? Some people might accuse me of staying in the past. I PROMISE you that I don’t live there anymore; no way, Jose!

Remembering how you came to who you came is not for the purpose of opening up an old wound and then leaving you hurting, either. That’s another promise because after all, there is truth in the verse that promises that the truth will set us free. Now let me share some reasons why we should remember how we came to who we came:

Because I do remember how broken I came, how heavy-laden I was with all the junk in my trunk, some of it put upon me, some of it self-inflicted, I am better able to comfort others with the comfort I’ve been given. 🙂

Because I remember how much shame I once had, I am better equipped to understand that hurt people hurt people and I don’t have to take their actions personally. Now that’s freedom. 🙂

Because I remember how I came to our King, how He patiently helped me through the unpacking process, I can extend patience and compassion to others who are in a different stage of their own process, even to those who haven’t begun their process. 🙂

If I forget how I came, how can I reach out with His arms of love to extend help to others I was once like?

If I forget how I came, I am more likely to forget the true meaning of grace; thereafter becoming critical of others.

Remembering how we came to who we came keeps that constant, necessary companion of humility with us, rendering us more Christlike.

I could go on and on about why it is important to remember how we came to whom we came, but hopefully you get the picture. 🙂

Hugs and smiles,

Evinda

 

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One Response to “Don’t Forget How You Came (8) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    I really like all this insight into the often quick read and quickly forgotten part of King David and the mostly ignored crippled son of his loyal friend. It’s these deeper thoughts and ponderings that lead us to new revelations about historic happenings that take us to more understanding about our own self.

    Love it. Nanny-Mom