Christian Meditation Challenge


Letting Go of the Past

Before the Meditation:

  • If you need to, re-read the Christian meditation Do's and Don'ts in the Christian Meditation Challenge introduction.
  • Find a quiet location to sit upright and get comfortable.

Have you regretted a lot of things in your past? When you think about your actions in the past, does it make you cringe at the thought? Do you sometimes wish that someone invented a time machine so that you could go back in time and correct of all your mistakes? Do you think that having a chance like that would make your life so much better to deal with it than it is? Isaiah 43:18-19 – “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of the old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” God does not want you dwelling in the past and being ashamed of your journey thus far. Whether good or bad, He has allowed all of those past experiences and trials to occur so that it could bring and prepare you for where you are right in this moment! He wants you to enjoy your present and future without letting the stains of the past sabotage what He’s trying to do for you right now. Remember, the present is a gift! To prepare for today’s meditation, I want you to start mentally letting go of all that plagues you about the past. Imagine those things being lifted from your mind and being wiped clean. Expect the beautiful peace of God to pour into your heart and spirit!

After the Meditation: 

  1. Sit in silence for a few moments.
  2. Journal about your meditation experience or any new insights.
  3. Don't judge how well you did. All that matters is you did it!
  4. Thank God and yourself for taking the time to BE STILL in God's Presence.
  5. Listen to the meditation again in the evening.

Use the challenge as a morning or evening devotional to draw closer to God and spend time in his presence.