My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Day 7…Echoes From Yesterday

“Go away skank girl.”

I’m ashamed to even type the words. This is what I was told on the bus daily as a nine year old girl. I still haven’t forgotten it no matter how much I wish I could.

Things from our past can somehow find a way to force themselves into our present. Words spoken, actions taken, and experiences had can leave scars that never seem to fully heal. Soon you can’t tell the blood stains from fresh wounds.

I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to hold onto it. You don’t need to stare at those scars wondering when they will bleed again.


But sometimes the thoughts come on their own, don’t they? The memories hitting hard with invisible fists, taking us out with ideas that we are ugly, not good enough, not worth it, too much, never changing.

When those thoughts come from the past fighting their way into our present we have a weapon we can use.

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Our only job is to take those broken, wounding thoughts captive. Grab them, recognize them and ask God to take care of them. The past will never be as strong as our God. If the thought does not align itself with God’s truth, there is no place for it in your life.

What thoughts threaten to claw their way into your present? Take each one to Jesus today and He will bring them into obedience.

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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