Have you ever felt like you made a mess out of your life?
I have been there. It is not a pretty place to be.
You wake up one day and ask yourself, ‘How did I get here?’
I think it begins by one bad decision. And then that decision begins a succession of other bad decisions.
And how is each bad decisions born? I think it’s by believing a lie.
If I do this, I’ll be happy. or, If I do that, I’ll be happier still.
And then before you know it, you’re in a not-so-wonderful pickle.
So what’s the best remedy to untangle the web one weaved for herself? I think it’s to trace back each decision and simple learn from it and be careful to do differently going forward. There is no time in the universe to feel shame, pity or disgust. You just need to move forward with the knowledge that these decisions have wrought. Good or bad, forge ahead. You are now equipped to make great decisions. You now have a knowledge that you did not before have, so act on that knowledge. Spin yourself a new web. Create new environments. It may entail dropping old friends and gaining new, healthier ones. Refuse to compromise your morals, your values, and the dictates of your conscience. Make God’s Word your rule of thumb. Vow to please God rather than man. Know that this may mean that you will walk alone at times, but be okay with often traveling solo. Just remember, Jesus was often found alone, even when others were with him physically. Pray often. Be oft on your knees and in God’s holy book. Let nothing keep you from the Bread of Life. Go everyday to that Fountain and receive of it the Living Water that causes one to never thirst again.