"Yes I can! Yes I can!" Say it loud and say it proud! You want to try and stay encouraged when you are running this race called life. Can't nobody stop you and nobody will stop you, unless it's you!
Many people tend to say that we can learn from our past mistakes and learn from the past and that's true. But what we need to keep in mind is that we also need to move foreword and not let the things in our past lives stop us from succeeding in the future. God gave us all the strength to keep running until we reach the end of our journey. Philippians 3:13 clearly states "..Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead."
In other words, we have to keep pressing on towards the mark and make the best of things in our life. God has placed trials and tribulations in our life and situations that can be above our heads, but by believing in Him and remaining strong, we can get through anything and any obstacle that are thrown at us.
The next time you are going through a tough situation and you feel like giving up, just stop and ask yourself this question: "What is my purpose in life? What has God intended for me to do while living on this Earth?." Remember that God has already prepared and planned your every footstep you take to your next destination.
So just keep pressing on towards the prize. Leave what's in the past in the past and start focusing on the goodness of God. Just put your faith and trust in Him and the rest will fall in place.
"Keep pressing on towards the prize"