Just a thought for today.
"We have crossed another bridge and the symbolism is that we leave something and we go on to something else. Even when we know we're going in the right direction, the adjustment is uncomfortable, and usually difficult. But it's not impossible." (Don Piper-Heaven is Real)
You can do it. You can go onward with God. You can leave the past mistakes and the debilitating patterns of self defeat and self destruction behind. But to do that you have to close the door, firmly, on the past, the old you, the old way of doing things.
"One thing has to be totally clear before we can adjust and move into a new normal: we must be convinced that we can never go back to the way life used to be...There is no going back."
Now, I'm off to run errands and accept that today holds enough challenge for me, and tomorrow enough promise for me, that there's no need to look back over my shoulder and long for anything in the past.
I have Now. And that's an incredible thing.
" Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back." Phil 3:13-14 The Message