I have a difficult time moving on from my past. The things that I have done and the things that have been done to me are hard to let go. I often think about what I could have done differently. I run through conversations time and again. I play out all the different scenarios that might have been. I so desperately want to right the wrongs and make good on the bad.

The truth is, my past is my past and I can’t change that – as much as I think I can. But I can live in the present, and hope for the future. God has given me a great gift: I get to wake up each day with a fresh start and choose what to do with it. I can make amends, I can build bridges, and I can mend fences, but I cannot go back and do things differently. “This is the day the Lord has made! We will rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24, NLT) Praise God for fresh starts every day!

much love. sheth.

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