She was thinking about him again. Ginger’s eyes flickered back to the book-case where a journal was stuffed between “How To Just Be Friends,” and “Men are from Mars Women are from Venus.” Bret had given her that journal. She dedicated it to him and only wrote thoughts of him inside. She stilled herself. “No. Its been a year. I don’t need to look at that again.” Then she rose and went to the kitchen. There sat the special heart-shaped frame, with his picture in it. She picked it up, gazed into charming eyes and sighed. Her phone, bejeweled with “I love Bret,” tempted her. She could call him again, just listen to his voicemail. It’s just a call from an old friend. She thought. She went to her living room and pondered the dried flowers marking each day of their relationship, all seventeen were withered but beautiful. Maybe he’d propose one day. Then she looked at the wall-to-wall posters she snapped of him with a telephoto lens after he filed a restraining order. He had been the man of her dreams. Why shouldn’t she call. It would be better to hear his voice than be so depressed again.
Why Can’t Ginger Get over him?
There were things in her house triggering all her memories. It doesn’t help that she’s a little on the loony side too. But how many of us are that way about something or someone who God wants us to move on from. Don’t we cling to it like a toddler clings to their blankie? What can clinging to a relationship or activity that God said “be done with,” do to us? First, everything God tells us is for OUR blessing and protection. We have to trust that He knows what needs to stay and what or who needs to go. Second, when we stubbornly cling to something that is harming us or not blessing our lives, we are choosing against what’s right. God always presents us with choices. Most of the time, it’s between better and best but in Deuteronomy God boils it down to the basics.
“This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life…” Deuteronomy 30:19-20a (NIV)
That is the Old Testament and a different administration, but in John, Jesus gives the credit for the death and destruction where credit is due.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.” John 10:10
God wants you to choose life! Life and more abundant life. He gave you personal responsibility and freewill so that you could make great choices. It all boils down to these verses.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
God bless you today!