Title: Live Like There’s No Yesterday: Discover the Freedom of Leaving the Past Behind
Author: John F Westfall
Publishing Date: May 18, 2021
Length: 208 Pages
About the Book:
What if yesterday never happened? What if you were free from your old hurts, trauma, sadness, and mistakes? What if you could be healthier, happier, and freer to be yourself? What if your life could be transformed just by changing your mind?
Drawing on the call in Romans 12 to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” pastor and speaker John F. Westfall shows how you can overcome yesterday in order to live with hope and gratitude today. A self-described “world champion negative thinker,” Westfall knows how hard it can be to let go of the past. With great compassion and practical advice, he motivates you to allow the Holy Spirit to change the way you think, releasing you from negative thoughts and destructive patterns.
Ready to leave worry, anxiety, and regret behind? Then you’re ready to live like there’s no yesterday.
You ever pick up a book and instantly know it’s exactly what you need in the moment? I’m pretty sure I need to read this one a few times over until it get ingrained in my head. As someone going through some MAJOR life changes right now, I needed to sit back and read the words on these pages. Overthinking is one of my major downfalls, and whenever anything bad happens in my life you can bet I am that person who fights to forget it all together while cycling it over and over again in my head. I know it’s unhealthy, but fixing it isn’t so easy. Life is messy and comes with pain. One thing that really hit me while reading was the fact that God Himself chose pain over creating perfect people who would be more like robots. He gave us the choice to choose Him even if denying him would cause Him pain. I can’t make anyone else make the right choices or repent from their wrongdoing. I can’t undo any harm they’ve done to me just as I can’t undo that for anyone else. But trying to deny it ever happened or dwelling on it won’t do me any favors. I am a child of God and in Him am loved and forgiven. The scarlet letter of a woman betrayed is not etched into my chest and glowing as I’ve struggled to reconcile with it. Letting go, and letting God holds true. We can’t change the past, but we can choose how we allow it to affect our future. We have God, the Creator of the Universe, Abba Father, who loves us and nothing we do or anyone else does can steel that from us. This book encourages us to cling to that instead of the hurts that can cripple us if we let them.
I honestly can’t recommend this one enough. It’s just what I needed and I have a pretty good feeling it’s just what many others need right now too. I’ll be leaving this one out for a while and rereading it as I heal.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.