In the same way that history repeats itself our lives create a history of patterns—cycles. While we should definitely learn from past experiences, refuse to mentally re-entertain them again and again. Learn from them and move on. Refuse to hear same old messages against you—refuse their oppressive, hypnotic taunts!

Ignoring history insures its repeat; ignoring our own behavior and response patterns insures their repeat. Every disease has a spiritual root, every hurtful act perpetrated on another has consequences and every hurtful act received marks us.

Step away from the contest.
Discern destructive elements.
Don’t sugar-coat the facts.  
Now, step back in and… break the cycle!

Amen.

Proverbs 4