5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.a – Proverbs 3:5-6
Jesus was always really clear. He wanted you to look ahead not look back. We tend to wallow when we feel we are not heading in the right direction. Wallowing doesn’t do anyone any good.
We must keep going.
Everyone gets stuck in a rut at some point in their lives. Even the most successful people in the world feel unmotivated and confused, from time to time. There are times in life when the thing that we want most may seem so out of our reach, that no matter what we do, we just can’t seem to grasp it.
In this place of doubt and frustration, it’s easy to give up, but the worst thing that you can do is sit on the sidelines. Change is a normal part of life.
If you live in the past, you will fail to see all of the amazing opportunities that are presenting themselves to you. If you dwell on “what was” you will never be able to envision “what could be.” Oftentimes we are our own worst enemies. When we make mistakes, sometimes we carry them with us and end up staying chained to them.
We shame ourselves when really, we should be rewarding ourselves. Why? Because mistakes prove that we are trying. Messing up in life is all part of the learning process. When you embrace your setbacks in life, you will have a greater appreciation for your bounce-backs.
Drop the past and keep moving forward. If you do, you will be better prepared to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.