Hope :: Moving Forward

Moving forward is hard. No matter what this statement references, it’s true.

Some examples of when it’s hard to move forward:

  • After a breakup
  • After the death of a loved one
  • After a job loss
  • Starting a new job
  • Getting your first car
  • Getting your first home (rented and/or bought)
  • Sky diving

Life is full of doozies!

Sometimes those doozies are negative. They knock us down and make us feel torn to pieces.

Sometimes they’re positive, but that makes them no less terrifying.

What makes moving forward hard, though, is what’s holding us back.

When it comes to the negatives in life, different things can hold us back from moving forward. These things could be: guilt, regret, unforgiveness, anger, etc.

In the positives, the things that hold us back could be: fear, guilt, etc.

In order to move forward, you have to address the underlying issues.

For me, when it comes to moving forward after the loss of my dad, I have a lot of guilt. There’s nothing I could have done, but there were and are many things I feel guilty about. The biggest thing I felt guilt for was that I wasn’t in the room with him as he actually passed. I have felt horrible that he was alone. But as I was sitting in that guilt, I was given this realization: I may not have been with him, but I know that because he was a believer, God was with him and that my dad was given perfect healing and was filled with absolutely JOY in his final moments because he was with his Savior. That has helped ease my sense of guilt immensely!

In starting a new job, I was terrified that I wasn’t going to be able to do everything asked of me. That job description was daunting! That fear, on a deeper level, was from thee perfectionist side of me. What I had to realize is: mistakes are expected. We are only human. And a human starting a new job is going to make mistakes! I was afraid to even apply for my job because I didn’t think I’d be able to do it. I applied anyway. And now I’ve found a job I really enjoy and I’m so glad I took the chance!

Life throws us doozies. The good news is: we don’t have to go through these things alone.

If you ever need someone to message because you don’t know where else to start, my inbox is always open! That’s why I started this blog in the first place.

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