Forget me not flowers symbolize many things:
- True and undying love
- A connection that lasts through time
- Fidelity and loyalty in a relationship, despite separation or other challenges
- Reminders of your favorite memories or time together with another person
- Remembrance during partings or after death
One true theme about forget me not’s is that a reminder is always associated with them. When I think of the fact that it says true and undying love, I think of the Father’s love toward us; it is a connection that lasts through time; it is a relationship of fidelity and loyalty. You’re probably like okay can we get to the point here: reminders and love…
Well today I took some quiet time and one scripture that I have read many times stuck out to me.
Philippians 3:13 (MEV)
Brothers, I do not count myself to have attained, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
Now you may be saying that scripture speaks for itself. Of course we know we need to forget the things of the past and reach forward into the future. However one thing always bothers me about the word forget. It is the fact that I never do. I can always bring up or recall something from my past that has haunted me. Today I decided to do a simple word search. I decided to look and see what the word forget means.
Forget: inadvertently neglect to attend to, do, or mention something; put out of one’s mind, cease to think of or consider
Now inadvertently means to do without intention, but when we are reaching for the things that are ahead we are putting other things out of our mind’s. To put something out of your mind or to cease to think of and consider is to do it with intention. In a sense we tend to think that forget means we will never remember it. We will always be able to recall it, but we must focus on the goal that is ahead of us and when that thought that haunts us tries to come to our mind’s we must intentionally put it out of our mind.
Isaiah 43:18 (AMP)
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
Forget → Do not remember
Dwell → Do not ponder
Now I know it is not always easy to do either one of these things, especially when the thought just tends to pop up in your head. Well guess what? There is a weapon for that and it is called The Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
When I was younger, one place I battled in heavily was my mind. I had to learn how to fight, not with brains or brawn, but with the Word of God. To cast means to throw something is a specified direction. Cast that thought out! It has no place! Why? Because the word tells us:
1 Corinthians 2:16
…But we have the mind of Christ.
You have the mind of Christ in you!
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 4:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
We have the mind of Christ and we are free because the Spirit of God lives inside us. Walk in your freedom on this day. I pray that you would reach toward the future and what God has for you. Lay hold to His promises for your life. Be free because you are the temple, the body that houses the Spirit of the Lord and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! That thing may say to you “forget me not“, but because the Spirit of the Lord is in you, you have the power to cast that thought out.
Forget me not’s may be known to be a reminder, but allow it to remind you of God’s true and undying love toward us.
Love You! Stay Beautiful!