I have gone through life making certain decisions that have brought me to where I am today. I shouldn't be ashamed because here I am--wiser, stronger, and just overall better! I like to think of my past as having a strikethrough rather than choosing to delete everything that I may not be proud of right now. Yes, I did that with that person, I said this and that to another person, I allowed another person to bring me to an uncomfortable level of compromise.
I have compromised my faith, my walk with God but don't get me wrong, I am the main culprit in each situation. To some degree, I did have enough discernment to do better and be better. Now, does this really seem like reality for most of us? Umm, no! The reality is that we will continue to make choices that are not the best, the most logical, the most beneficial. In spite of those truths, don't be discouraged from living life and making some mistakes along the way, because I guarantee you, you will become better and you will get fed up with the old you.
Newness on the inside is priceless and it is even more pleasant when accompanied by boldness. Overcome fears by taking a leap of faith, step out of your comfort zone and do something different that will have you looking back saying, "Man! I am so glad I did that." Well, I hope this helped someone out there. I find so much peace by talking less and writing more. This is my outlet. From my heart to yours.