Are there things we should shake off? Yes, it's time to get over somethings and allow God to bring healing to our souls. We must free ourselves from things we can't do anything about and just trust God.
Isaiah 52:2 New International Version (NIV)
Shake off your dust;
rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,
Daughter Zion, now a captive.
SHAKE IT OFF ~
God had a plan in the Bible and continues to have a plan for our lives.
Isaiah 43:18-19 New International Version (NIV)
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
SHAKE IT OFF ~
God is doing a new thing, forget the past and do not dwell on the past.
My past has came back to haunt me at times. My mind wonders why I did somethings and where was God. Yet, God gave me free will and my choices affected my life then. I understand why God says to forget the former things because somethings we need to see where God has brought us from, but don't dwell on it. I had to purpose seeing my life different and press into something new with God. The Bible tells us that we have all sinned and God gives us a chance to ask forgiveness.
God gives each of us new beginnings and it can just spring up! God points us to looking at what he is doing now. God wants us to trust him and understand that he is making a way in the wilderness, and living streams in the wasteland. What a huge two scriptures above and inside our hearts. So much hope, promise and a future.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I know that God is able to meet you right where you are and show you so much hope in a new day. Purpose this a good day and count blessings.