Some one once said, “stopping every now and then to smell the roses is perfectly fine. But don’t get stuck in there.” It is a great thing to enjoy and celebrate your success and most importantly your hard work achievements. Don’t fall in the trap of minimizing your accomplishment. But after your celebration you need to start working towards your next achievement. You need to keep on pressing on. God has more for you than your yesterday’s achievement.
“If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings.”
Shame as the Modern dictionary defines is, “a painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, etc., done by oneself or another.” You may be hurt somewhere in the past and you may still feel the pain and the shame. You are a victim. You suffered. But it’s unfair to you to keep on carrying the shame and the pain any more. You need to stop the pain so that you can move on your life. The healing process must starts from you. You cannot change the past, but you can change your present and future. You need to learn how to forgive yourself and those who hurt you. To forgive is to let go of pain, resentment and regret from our past experience. “When you forgive you set a prisoner free. And then you discover that the prisoner was you.”
Looking back, life can be understood backwards but it must be lifted forward. The scars of your past will bury you if you stay with them. The past may dictate what you were but it cannot decree what you become. Do not focus on your past defeats, God was only preparing you for your future success.