“I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)
Moving forward after a breakup is impossible without change. It is a process that can be scary, but clinging to your past of “what ifs” will only hold up your progress of moving forward. If you don’t change, nothing will happen. Change cannot happen if you’re trapped in a fantasy world!
Disappointments and failures in our life are expected to happen. As difficult as life can be sometimes, these setbacks could be just stepping stones to catapult you to where God wants you to be. We encounter a multitude of changes every day. Some are good and some are just downright scary. Then there are some life changes that leave you breathless, such as a bad breakup, divorce or even death.
When your life has been turned upside down, every day can be a challenge in making decisions. It takes real courage to step outside of your comfort zone and embrace a new way of living, a new house, a new job or a new way of life. Not everyone can endure change. Change can be uncomfortable and risky. Instead of moving forward, you want to hold on to the past. Instead of focusing on your future, you want to focus on foolery. Instead of taking some risks and embrace change, you would rather play it safe and wallow in the pity party pool.
Moving forward requires action – taking one step at a time, one day at a time. Prayer and attitude is everything!
“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43: 18-19 (MSG)
Embracing change can open the door to new opportunities
A new opportunity for renewal and discovery of yourself; an opportunity to connect with yourself and start over. Set new boundaries and stick with them. Be yourself. Love yourself. You are beautiful. Hit the reset button. Lessons learned are opportunities to move forward. It’s never too late to follow God in His footsteps. The Lord’s mercies are new every morning! God has given you another day and another opportunity to push beyond the pain for a greater purpose.
Embracing change can open the door to new beginnings
New beginnings to meet new friends; a fresh start to see things clearer; a new mindset. A new chapter in your life is starting. Write it down. Share your experiences with others. Inspire someone else to breathe. Get a new perspective on the way things are. Embrace mistakes and learn from them. Embrace challenges and triumphs. Let go of negativity and the people that could keep you from reaching your deserved happiness.
Embracing change can open the door to personal and spiritual growth
Accept the fact that the relationship is ‘ova! Find the courage to accept the truth for what it is. Resist the temptation to live in denial. In order to grow and reach your full potential, you must learn lessons from your past without becoming a prisoner of your past. Changing how you think about yourself can bring mental clarity. Experience freedom from the pain of your past. Discover who you really are. Take ownership of your life with enthusiasm and set positive goals to fulfill your God-given purpose.
Dare to change and be different. Move forward. This could be the real moment to experience the greatest time of your life. If you still have uncertainties, pray about it.
“Count on it: Everyone who had it in for you will end up out in the cold—real losers.
Those who worked against you will end up empty-handed— nothing to show for their lives.
When you go out looking for your old adversaries you won’t find them—
Not a trace of your old enemies, not even a memory.
That’s right. Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go.
I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’ Isaiah 41:13 (MSG)