“Your past is a lesson… Not a life sentence. Forgive yourself and focus on the future.” — Mel Robbins, American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker (born 1968).

It’s not always easy to do. But your past mistakes, and I’ve made many, are not meant to be a life sentence for you. There comes a time when you must forgive yourself, focus on the future, and move forward. However difficult that may be, we must move on. 

After all, we are told:

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
Psalms 103:8,12 (NLT)
Not only does God forgive us our mistakes, but He forgets. So, if He can forgive us, surely we can forgive ourselves? Then focus on the future, and move forward.

Coming soon – #ThursdayThought booklet, with a collection of quotes.