I heard the greatest saying a few years back. Something that I desperately needed to hear at the time. And something I continually have to remind myself of.
When I heard this a few years ago during a church sermon, I just knew it was meant for me…
“You have to step out of your history to achieve your destiny.”
Sometimes I fall into a rut and really struggle with some things that are better left in the past. I’m so exhausted from them creeping up and making their way into my present and holding me back. Living in the past, even for a brief moment of weakness, can make you feel like you’ve taken 2 steps backward in personal growth..
I can remember the morning I heard it that quote. It was like a punch to the gut. Like uh yeah, that one was aimed right for me. And now, every time I revert back to that mindset it’s the same feeling. You ever feel like some things are just meant for you to hear? Like they need to exist in your head so you won’t forget the direction you’re headed.
Learning to let go and not be burdened and defined by what has happened in my past has turned out to be far more of a struggle than I had ever imagined possible. It is ingrained in my brain and can even effect some of the choices I make to this day.
Everyone has something that they struggle with, some more than others, but on some level we can all relate.
The past is just life lessons preparing us for the future. We were not meant to dwell on the past and become miserable. We are here to live the fullest life we possibly can and that is not possible when we are stuck in our history.
I plan on achieving my destiny one step at a time. Everyday I want to wake up with the intention of getting closer and closer to the person I choose to be, not what someone else made me feel I was.