Thursday, July 19, 2012

A compelling reason to throw out your History Book!

So as I'm driving around with the above crazy girl,
we get to discussing school.
I ask her what subjects she likes and dislikes,
and she quickly told me she did NOT like History!
When asked why, she replied so automatically
(as if she'd been rehearsing this for quite some time).

She answered,

"Because they're dead!
Get over it!
Lets move on."

I had to laugh.
(and then immediately worried for her future History Teacher.)

And then I got to thinking...
wouldn't it be great to have her matter-of-fact attitude toward our own history -

our past?

Those things we keep reading over and over in the textbooks of our minds...
as if studying for a test.

Replaying the record.

Reliving the regret.

Like a late all night cramming session before an exam.
(drinking very strong black coffee!)

If we could just respond
like my girl,

"It's dead!

Get over it!

Lets move on."

Now for you History Professors reading,
don't be appalled -
I'll continue to stress the importance of our History,
and where we came from...
and the significance of our past -

but maybe this girl is onto a greater lesson of not getting entangled in our yesterdays,
those things that hold us back.

Thus the phrase,

"It's History!"

(In what ways have you learned to throw away your notes from that History lecture,
and stopped your 'History' from programming your future?)

Philippians 3:13

"I focus on this one thing:
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."


  1. Great post. I know there are things in my history I wish I could just get over :)

  2. Thanks Melissa! This is where it's ok to fail history!

  3. If you're throwing out your history book, why not start with the Bible?