Saturday, October 15, 2011

Embrace your past: Don’t regret it; learn from it

How many of us are still holding on to that moment in time where someone hurt you? That friend who should’ve had your back, a significant other that should’ve protected and cared for your heart, a parent who should have showed you more love and told you how important and great you truly are?

We live in a society that sells perfection but deep down we know nothing is perfect so why measure our experiences and the people in our lives against the figment of being flawless?
The truth is your parents weren’t the “perfect” of parents and tried their best to raise you while growing and maturing in their own skin. Your past lover did not realize the power they possessed or the power of their consequences and weren’t mature enough to love you the way you wanted to be loved at the time. Your friend, with all their flaws and imperfections, could still be a friend but at the time your opinions and desires didn’t align. As painful as the situations you underwent you must realize people are not perfect and at times are ignorant to the overall outcome of their decisions and actions.

In the crucifixion of Jesus, Luke 23:24 reads “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Even as they crucified Him, Jesus understood that people are oblivious to the full extent of their actions. They may not know the significance of what they are doing today but one day they may and when that day comes we should pray that our Father can help free them of any guilt and pain they will endure.

The world we live in teaches us how to be weak individuals. It shows us ways to practice revenge, hatred, rejection but Ghandi said it best “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Embrace your past: Don’t regret it; learn from it. As a Christian or a believer to a greater positive force you should allow life situations to mold you in a stronger and more understanding person. Allow your past to give you wisdom not despair.

As always, stay positive and encourage!

Love Always, Abby!


  1. If your write it, they will come! Count it a blessing to be able to encourage others. A word of encouragement during a failure, is worth more than an hour of praise after the success!

  2. you should blog more often. this is great.

  3. beautifully said! A good reminder too.

    Michelle M.