My husband and I experienced a really trying time in our marriage a few years ago. Between the drinking, the fighting, and adding other gritty details to a troubled past we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to pull through. Luckily, we are able to stand here together today.
But sometimes, the past creeps into our present and we are burdened by the situations that happened years ago that still torment us mentally.
We are reminded of both our distrust and past resentments. We have issues letting go of situations we have already promised to forgive. We fall back into the some of the destructive patterns which led us to an unhealthy set of habits in the first place.
In other words, we mentally fall of the wagon for a bit just to realize we are heading down the wrong path. (Thankfully, we are able to see this pretty quickly, either in ourselves or each other, and we can try to address the problem before it get’s too messy.)
Don’t let your past control your present. Don’t let your past control your future. Let your past live in the past and try to move forward.
We have all made mistakes. We have all done regretful things. We have all messed up in some way or another. But don’t let those burdens keep you from living your best possible life today.