Today while scrolling on Tumblr, out of boredom during my lunch break at work, I saw this short phrase at the top of my feed and it really stuck out to me. It stuck out to me because this is, in a nutshell, what I am currently doing, or at least trying to do with my life.
Up until about 2 months ago, my life had not been the happiest, because, while it was not all bad, any good parts of my upbringing were massively overshadowed by frequent, almost constant, anger, tension, division, fights and abuse, all as a result of my father, the first man in my life, the one who was supposed to love and protect his family.
As a result of my past, I have been majorly affected, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, and this has manifested in my life as characteristics such as low self-esteem and confidence, zero self-love, anxiety issues and distance from my faith, to name a few. My entire life, I have allowed myself to be at the mercy of these issues, to accept being below average because I figured that was all I was worth. I have been so focused on looking back and wishing I could change the past that I was failing to see that each moment spent on the past was eating into my future.
But thank God for a breakthrough! I repeat, thank GOD!!! If there is one thing that I could attribute my change in circumstance and outlook to, it’s Him. Accepting my own weakness and giving it all up to Him was the best decision I have ever made in my life because since then, my life has made a complete turnaround. But even if you don’t believe in God, just believing in a better purpose, a better life for yourself, can and will pull you through and I hope through my blog, that I can be a very humble example of this fact.
Anyway before this turns into some kind of TED talk, I’ll end with this message. You can’t change the past, it’s done, it’s been and gone. What you can change however, is how it affects you, you can snap that crutch that you’re leaning on and start working for your future. Save your future from your past, break the link and make your future beautiful.
Much love – Daisy, xo
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” – Romans 8:18