The Meaning of Our Past

Sep 10, 2010, Written by Sue Miley

I recently heard a sermon that pretty much said we need to leave the past behind and move on.  In addition to being a Christian business coach I am also a Christian counselor.  Sometimes counselors go the other direction and just pull people back into the past and we stay there.  I am not one of those counselors.  However, being a Christian I don’t know how to fully appreciate Jesus’ sacrifice if I only look to the future.  This fueled my thoughts and I wrote this post called A Place for the Past on my counseling blog The CrossRoads We Encounter.  (A different site and another writing style – but it is still me!)  I wanted to share it with my business readers because I feel it is relevant to everyone.

Feel free to leave comments here so our other business friends will see them too!  Continue reading A Place for the Past

Reader Interactions


  1. Jon says

    A very timely topic as most Americans pause to reflect on 9/11 today.

    I think that when people talk about leaving the past behind them, they are trying to escape the negative feelings and meanings they have associated with the past.

    What if, instead, we were to re-frame even the negative experiences and choose meanings that make us stronger, better and more grateful?

    To me, this would be the response if you really believe that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” All past experiences are not themselves good, but are *for our good* – meaning we can find good in them and take good from the past and carry it into our future.

  2. sojourner says

    thanks for visiting His garden! we share the ministry of counseling! the poems i will be posting from collage and unward are inspired by a book called: Letters to a Young Therapist by Mary Pipher. the past is important for informing our present and future. i will visit your counseling site next.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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