Do you wish you could go back do some things over in your life? That is called regret. It is so easy to get stuck in the time shuttle of the past. You can always remember back when...and think if only I had...
This is a total waste of time. Time waits for nobody. Live your live to the fullest now while you have a chance. Use your time wisely. Take time to plan your future. The past is just that...in the past. There is absolutely nothing that you can do to change it. It is over and done with. Memories may be good or bad, but they are just memories.
Plan to make new memories. There are hundreds of ways to make happy memories. All things happen for a reason. Don't get discouraged when things don't work out the way you planned it. You are only human. God is in control. If things work out a certain way, then it is for your good some way, some how in the end. God will get the glory.
Look forward to the future with an expected end. A positive end is always good. Sometimes we get so busy complaining about the past. We miss an opportunity to be happy. Happy is the total opposite of worry and despair. Reminiscing about the good old days will do nothing for the now.
Live your live for now. Live life to the fullest. You cannot change other people. Their actions may cause pain and disappointment, but we have to forgive and move on to the next moment and enjoy it. Holding onto things will only drag you down.
Be encouraged. You can and will survive. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Keep pushing through all of the sorrow, pain, and despair. Let the negative things that happen in life serve as a learning experience. That is all. A learning experience. Costly at times - yet a life lesson.
Use your experiences to help someone else get through their problem. You don't go through things for your own benefit. You go through them in order to share insight and encouragement to someone else. You never know who you might not be encouraging to hold on to their dreams.
Have no regrets for the past. Turn the negatives into the positives. Change your thinking to change your future. Be strong and of good courage. You cannot be failed, nor forsaken.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Celestine A. Gatley
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