|Release Those Bags by Keep Trusting God|
I came across the picture above earlier today while having a Twitter convo with a fellow blogger I consider a sister – she’s motivated, encouraged and inspired me over the past couple of years in so many areas of my life – faith, entrepreneurship, motherhood, and so much more.
“What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.”
I was once asked if I regretted the choices and decisions I made earlier in my life – not going to college immediately after high school, not marrying my son’s father (called the wedding off a week before we were supposed to say “I do”), staying in Texas as long as I did, the list could go on and on…
My answer, without hesitating, was no.
The decisions and choices that I made all led to experiences that shaped me to be the person that I am today. While I may not advise others to take the road that I did, it was my road to take and I’m a better, stronger person today because of it. Yes, I may have made things harder for myself in the long run. But I appreciate the struggle for what it is and rejoice in the rewards from completing the race.
Sometimes I reflect on some of the experiences that I went through and question “why me?” but I heard someone say once “why not me?”
There are some people and experiences that I’ve let burden me down over the years. I’ve held on to past hurts and disappointments – carried them around like some sort of badge of honor. That can get burdensome and tiring. I know I’m not the only one that’s done that.
Somethings need to be put down and left behind. Forgive, forget and move one. It may be a situation or a person. Whatever it is is, release it and move on to bigger and better.