Gen. 6:6-8 -The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 The LORD said, " I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. NASU
Are you able to mentally accomplish this type of forgetting?
When your heart is grieving because of what you have done, own it. Openly confess to those who are your friends. Confess it to anyone who will listen. If no one will listen confess to God because He is always listening.
Let Him know you feel like He did after creation of mankind, sorry for that which you have done.
This is known as "stinking thinking" when all you do is think about that which you can't change.
They say that when a quarterback throws an interception that he must forget about it. He must put it behind him and get himself mentally ready to come back out on that field again and play like it never happened.
God was going to start over and His plan included Noah.
Sometimes we need to start over and start over with new people. These new people will be people willing to listen to God's Word.
Noah listened to God and found himself building an ark which I am sure looked like a fairly crazy thing to be doing.
When you partner with God you may find yourself doing some outlandish things, but partner with Him anyways. It will be the best thing you have ever done.
Think on These:
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.
We should forgive and then forget what we have forgiven.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.