Letting go of one's past is a necessity for sanity, growth and true personal freedom.
In life, challenges and difficulties are inevitable in life - yet it is the variety of challenges and tests faced that provides an opportunity to pursue your destined purpose and to gain the maturity required to sustain the positive change in life.
So, the challenge is to go where you've not yet trodden or risen from after stumbling, for it's in the journey challenge is met, change is bourne, and triumph achieved!
You are as powerful as the life and person you are connected to.
Who are you connected to?
Do you know you have the Power to cancel your past
Power to change your story
Power to live your purpose
Power to become what you believe...
"He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe."
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom - Psa 90:12.
Life is short, we each have a limited number of days, so it's prudent to live to the full, love to the full, laugh and enjoy.
The wise live and not just exist.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
"Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense." - Sir Winston Churchill
The next time lost people act like lost people, don't see enemies - see needs.
See the need to respond with grace and truth.
"Forgiveness is not excusing the person who hurt you or pretending your pain does not exist."
So why forgive?
Well, when you forgive there's a certain spiritual, emotional and mental freedom that's gained. Research has shown that folks who forgave had higher functioning cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems...wow, the process of healing and working through the hurt defaulted in a balanced body and happiness.
Lastly, when we forgive the world realizes and reciprocate peace and internal happiness.
The rub according to CS Lewis is "Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."
Even if it takes 40yrs to forgive try, you'll blossom because even in the driest desert of life there's always the opportunity to be the one thing that's different. The Mauna Kea Silversword plant is the crown jewel of the volcanic mountain Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Generally, the plant lives for about 40 years before it blossoms, almost a full generation before it matures beautifully.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? - Micah 6:8
Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.