It can be difficult some days to remain hopeful.  Some times we get weighted down by our pasts.  We spend time rehashing the should’ve been, could’ve been and would’ve been which causes us to stay stuck in a cycle that gets us nowhere.

In Philippians 3:13, Paul encourages us to forget those things which are behind and reach forward to those things which are ahead.  The path to ultimate freedom, peace and well-being is shedding the burdens from yesterday that we carry on our shoulders.

Take a load off those shoulders.  Forgive all those that have wronged you, including yourself.  Let go of painful memories.  Stop the what-ifs and the if-onlys.  Put an end to your self centered worries and concerns.  Prayerfully let go of your burdens and you will begin to experience the life God intended for you.  Once we shed those burdens, we open ourselves up to His blessings. Trust that He wants you to enjoy an abundant life filled with peace and harmony.

Reach forward to those exciting adventures ahead.  Reaching forward gives us hope.  Hopefulness feeds happiness and when we are happy we are light and energetic.  Our bodies love the light that shines in and through us.  And when we are in this happy, light and energetic state we can be so much more hopeful about today and all our tomorrows.

Living a Christ centered life allows each day to be a new day.  A fresh start and a clean slate!  Reach forward and enjoy a life filled with hope.

May the peace of the Lord be with you.

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