If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Allow your pain to become your message!
We all have a past and there is nothing you can do about it. You can’t turn back the hands of time. What you can do is take the lessons that you’ve learned and pass them on to someone else.
Your past does not dictate your future. Allow what happened to you in the past to make you a better person. Instead of looking back in your past with regrets, think of what you gained and be willing to use them to make your life better.
Remember that you will not receive a testimony without going through a test. In life there will always be trials and tribulations but it should allow you to reach a higher level in your life.
Everybody has a past or something terrible that has happened to them, but in every situation, you can allow it to break you or make you a better person. Sometimes, it may cause you to make a few detours in life, but your destiny is never tied to your past. You have to just go through it. It will not be an easy one, but I promise you, the journey will be well worth it.
I know some of you right now are wanting to start your own business, go back to school, or do something extra-ordinary with your life, but you don’t do it because you fear that people will find out about your past. So, instead of you letting go of your pain or your past, you stay stuck at a dead end job because you lack the courage to do what’s really in your heart.
What you can do is look your pain or past dead in the face and let it know that you are not afraid of it and acknowledge it for what it is. You will allow yourself to be free to move forward. Holding onto the past will only paralyze you and keep you stuck in the past. You will not be able to write a new chapter in your life until you let go of the old one.
What I have learned that doesn’t matter is that you can’t be consumed with what “they” say and worry about how others view you. At the end of the day, you have to be happy with you and the decisions you make, not the next person. So many people get stuck because they put most of their focus, time and energy on what others think about them instead of being true to themselves.
What many fail to realize is that it is usually not about you, so don’t take it personal. Allow your pain to become your message and share it with the world so that others can have hope and know that they too can live beyond their past and step into their greatness.