Tag: moving forward

Learning What We Live

 

 

 

I came across this picture on Pinterest. I remember how true it is. And then I remember that anything I learned as a kid can be unlearned.  Not all the behaviors I learned will benefit me in my future. And I had to let go of the pain to move forward. I had to forgive the offenders, forgive myself, and forgive God. I got kind of mad at God for a while there. I think we all do at times. We have our perfect little life all planned out and then…well you know, something happens.  But can I share something with you? It’s ok. God will make good come out of it – He promised! And the best part of that is that after we gain new information we can always make a new choice.  Our endings can be much better than our beginnings!

 

Quotes About Learning From Our Mistakes and Moving On

 

“Your life was meant for more than being a life-long doormat for deadbeats, losers, gossipers, nay-sayers, dream-crushers, energy vampires, users, abusers, ragers and passive-aggressive backstabbers.” ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

 

“A teachable spirit and a humbleness to admit your ignorance or your mistake will save you a lot of pain. However, if you’re a person who knows it all, then you’ve got a lot of heavy-hearted experiences coming your way.” ― Ron Carpenter Jr., The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face Is Your Best Opportunity

 

“You have to make the decision to let go of the past if you want to move forward.” ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

 

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” ― Phillipians 3:12-14 NIV

 

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

 

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

 

“Stop focusing on your past mistakes. Don’t be ashamed of the things that you’ve done. We ALL have made mistakes. Don’t you see? All of those things helped shape you into the beautiful person that you are today! Hold your head up high because you didn’t allow your past mistakes to consume you. You learned! You conquered! You became a better YOU. Be proud of who you are TODAY!” ― Stephanie Lahart

 

“Mistakes should be examined, learned from, and discarded; not dwelled upon and stored.” ― Tim Fargo

 

“Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

 

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” ― John Dewey

 

“As my Popo used to say, life is a tapestry we weave day by day with threads of different colors, some heavy and dark, others thin and bright, all the threads having their uses. The stupid things I did are already in the tapestry, indelible, but I’m not going to be weighed down by them till I die. What’s done is done; I have to look ahead.” ― Isabel Allende, Maya’s Notebook

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Here Are Your Keys

From “HIS PRINCESS” by Sheri Rose Shepherd

Today we go meet our new landlord and get the keys to our new home. Got me thinking about keys. They open doors and lock doors. Each door has a different key. And when you close and lock one door, another key opens the next one.

When someone comes to our house and we are behind locked doors we have to goth the door, unlock it, and let them in. It’s the same way with the Lord. We all have rooms that aren’t clean yet, full of junk and dust bunnies. We all have stuff.  And man, I have a lot of junk downstairs. We have been living here at this place for 3 years. I really think I might need a dumpster, lol! I can’t help but think why are you holding on to this old stuff? So, making a new choice today – ditch it. All that old junk, I don’t need it anymore. It’s not a part of my future, and I can let it go!

Today I am going to unlock those doors, and invite the Lord right into the middle of that messy room.  Let the Holy Spirit lead us and show me what to keep and what to throw away.  Just because something was part of my past does not mean it’s a part of my future.

The same is true in the Spiritual. There are places in my heart that I must let the Lord be the key. I have to choose to trust Him in the middle of my mess to come in. I hear him at the door of my heart. And He is knocking at yours too. Will you let Him in today?

 My destiny is not defined by the borders of this property.
-Bob Rasmussen

 

(All images from Pinterest)

 

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7 quotes on Moving Forward

7 Quotes on Moving Forward

 

 

English: Walking the dog on Honey Pot Lane Out of Gare Hill to the north east and heads off through Great Bradley Wood. P.S. A very friendly dog, put his head through my car window (open) and would not leave until I made a fuss of him. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  1. “Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  2. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
  3. “Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself.” ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life
  4. “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” ― Alyson Noel, The Immortals Boxed Set
  5. “If anyone can overcome a fear for the ocean, you can, little lady. Courage is being scared to death and saddlin’ up anyway.” ― Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Voyage
  6. “We must be willing to get rid of

    the life we’ve planned, so as to have

    the life that is waiting for us.

    The old skin has to be shed

    before the new one can come.

    If we fix on the old, we get stuck.

    When we hang onto any form,

    we are in danger of putrefaction.

    Hell is life drying up.” ― Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

  7. “Stop focusing on your past mistakes. Don’t be ashamed of the things that you’ve done. We ALL have made mistakes. Don’t you see? All of those things helped shape you into the beautiful person that you are today! Hold your head up high because you didn’t allow your past mistakes to consume you. You learned! You conquered! You became a better YOU. Be proud of who you are TODAY!” ― Stephanie Lahart

 

 

“The Well”
by Casting Crowns

Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,
Leave it all behind,

I have what you need,
But you keep on searchin,
I’ve done all the work,
But you keep on workin,
When you’re runnin on empty,
And you can’t find the remedy,
Just come to the well.

You can spend your whole life,
Chasin what’s missing,
But that empty inside,
It just ain’t gonna listen.
When nothing can satisfy,
And the world leaves you high and dry,
Just come to the well

[CHORUS:]
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

So bring me your heart
No matter how broken,
Just come as you are,
When your last prayer is spoken,
Just rest in my arms a while,
You’ll feel the change my child,
When you come to the well

[CHORUS:]
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

Yeah
Leave it all behind

The world will try, but it can never fill… leave it all behind

And now that you’re full,
Of love beyond measure,
Your joy’s gonna flow,
Like a stream in the desert,
Soon all the world will see that living water is found in me,
Cuz you came to the well

[CHORUS:]
And all who thirst will thirst no more,
And all who search will find what their souls long for,
The world will try, but it can never fill,
So leave it all behind, and come to the well

[Outro:] leave it all behind, leave it all behind… [repeat]