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Going Back IS NOT An Option

I Won’t Go Back by William McDowell


I was standing in the kitchen having a conversation with my girls and my youngest daughter made the statement that she wanted to go back. Puzzled I’m like you won’t to go back where, to the apartment? With excitement she said yes! As I was turning away from her I asked why would you won’t to go back there? I’m thinking in my mind how the Lord has blessed us with a home, you have your own room, more room to play, etc. Back there we were in a 2 bedroom apartment, with 1 bathroom and hardly any extra room to move. I didn’t hear her give a response so as I turned around I looked at her face and she began to cry. I embraced her and asked her what’s wrong and again why would you won’t to go back THERE? She said I don’t know. Then the Lord brought it to my remembrance that back there her parents were together, but now we are divorced. Her sister would be at home, but she is now in College in L.A. I acknowledged how she felt by letting her know that it was ok for her to feel the way she was feeling and that I understood, but we want to be able to go back. She began to cry even more and I explained to her say if me and your daddy got back together and your sister came home and we went back to the apartment it would not make things return back to the way it used to be. So much has happened up until this point and we are not the same. I know it is hard right now, but it will get better. I do believe God can redeem the time that has been lost but it is never back to its former state. A lot of times we revert back to the familiar, what is comfortable because we think it’s easier just to turn around and go back. In actuality in most cases things become worse. Have you ever found yourself saying if I could go back there knowing what I know now? It is the experiences of life good and bad that has caused us to be who we are today. In life we will face many challenges, but if we continue to trust God and follow His lead He promised to never leave us nor forsake us.I know that back there seemed good, but what God has for us now is so much better. No turning back moving forward. #CLEANTHISHOUSE


Moving Forward by Israel Houghton
It’s A New Season by Martha Munizzi and Israel Houghton
I woke up this morning and as the tears began to fill my pillow I found myself dealing with so many mixed emotions. I couldn’t believe that what seemed so far away is actually here, but while at the same time the things that I thought would last forever have come to a close. I realized that as I go through this transition there are somethings that I am going to have to deal with as I am mentally, emotionally and physically closing out somethings before entering into this next season. Transition is closing of one season and the opening of another. Transition is not always easy because in order for you to walk fully into the next season WE have to bring closure to what was to be able to properly transition. If we don’t we will enter into our next season with our last. Deal with whatever or whomever hurt you, caused you pain, the things that didn’t work out, whatever the thing(s) you may have loss. What was is no longer. A lot of us physically move forward but mentally and emotionally we are still trapped in yesterday. Whatever you have to do to bring closure, do it. Do it so you can be delivered,  be set free, live in peace and  walk in TOTAL VICTORY in this next season. Bitter sweet moment, but I’m dealing with it and I’m leaving it all at the foot of Jesus Christ. Better days are ahead and I’m moving foward.#CLEANTHISHOUSE