Joel Osteen writes the following in his book Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential:
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”
I agree with Joel Osteen when he says that moving on “won’t happen automatically.” It will take time, but we must move on. Yes! It will take time because moving on from pain, hurt, disappointment and the many setbacks you have experienced is one of the most difficult things to do. The reason so many people find it difficult to move on is because moving on means leaving the familiar, even if the familiar is a painful or difficult experience. Some of us have become comfortable with the pain, or we have developed coping mechanisms that allow us to live with the pain and disappointment.
If you are going to transition into the next phase of life and become the man or woman God has created and called you to be, you must move on. Move on from the pain of your past, and anything that is keeping you from becoming your best you! If you fail to move on, you will stay anchored to the place of pain, failure and disappointment. Even when you experience success, you must learn how to move on and build from that place of success and become greater.
Remember never allow the pain of your past failures, or even your successes keep you anchored! Always move forward because greater is forward!