Last weekend, I was looking for a movie to watch on Netflix. As I scrolled through the selections, I saw quite a few movies about adults who went back in time. The common theme of all these movies was that adults had an opportunity for a “do over.” They still had the mind of an adult, but they now had a body of a teenager. Most of the movies were about the adult making better choices. Once they made that better choice they were able to return to being an adult.
The concept of a “do over” is obviously popular since there are quite a few movies with that theme in them. This made me start wondering if I too would like to be able to go back and make better choices in my life. I can honestly say that at one point, I probably would have jumped at that opportunity. Today, not so much.
I realized that through inner healing at the Glennon House, God has already given me a spiritual “do over.” While I didn’t physically go back in time, my memories from my younger years have been healed. This healing has allowed me to reconcile with my past.
When I first came to the Glennon House, I thought that I would be burdened with my poor choices my entire life. I had the incorrect assumption that I would have to pay for my mistakes the rest of my life. In fact, a part of me believed that I deserved to be punished, for as long as I needed to be punished, to atone for my mistakes.
Thank goodness, that’s not how God works!
God didn’t want to punish me for my mistakes. He wanted to heal me mind, body, and spirit. In essence, He wanted to give me a spiritual “do over” so that I could be set free from my past. Working with a trained Prayer Minister, I asked Jesus to help me forgive myself and others for those times in my life that had caused me such pain.
Those areas in my life, where I received inner healing, were the
times that I had wished I could go back and relive over again. If I had been the movie character, suddenly becoming a teenager, those areas would have been what I fixed. Thankfully, I do not have to become a teenager again to have those times in my life healed! I just have to ask God for His healing.
If there are areas in your life where you would like to have a “do over,” I encourage you to come to the Glennon House for inner healing. Let God give you a spiritual “do over” so that you can be set free and be made whole.
I am going to do something new. It is already happening. Don’t you recognize it? I will clear a way in the desert. I will make rivers on dry land.
Isaiah 43:19 (GWT)