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Joel Osteen – Your Past Can’t Stop You

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Published on 13 Jul 2021When you gave your life to Christ, you were born into the family of God. You can’t get unborn. You can’t make a mistake too big. You can’t get too far off course. You may disqualify yourself, but God never disqualifies you.

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Why Your Past Can’t Stop You

People are a hodgepodge of memories and experiences – some good, some bad. The events that happen to you shape the way you feel and interpret the world.

Are the pains from your past jeopardizing your chance for a happy present and future?

But many people underestimate just how deeply negative events do affect them. Living through a rough childhood, being subjected to abuse, or being hurt leaves wounds on the mind that can affect your mental and emotional health throughout your life – if they are not addressed.

But how do you keep your past from poisoning your future? Well, the first step toward finding a solution is to become aware of a problem.

Joel Osteen – Your Past Can’t Stop You

3 Ways To Overcome Your Past

  1. STOP THINKING ABOUT YOUR FAILURE:

People tend to associate failure with regret and vice versa, but they are two different things. A history of past failures can feed depression, low self-esteem, and keep a person from looking for new experiences.

Regret can rob you of happiness when you dwell on past mistakes that were made, things you wish you had done differently, or scenarios where you did everything right, but it still didn’t work out. These are things that need to be framed and thought of differently.

Failure is part of the path to success. Only exceptionally lucky people manage to get everything right on the first try with no difficulties or outside influences. Most people who succeed will try something, fail, and then use what they learned to avoid that pitfall while trying again. Any kind of meaningful self-improvement involves failure.

Ask anyone in your life who has made positive changes for themselves if things went smoothly on the first try. Usually, those people will tell you that they made bad choices, faltered on their journey, and sometimes even fell backwards. The difference is that they got up, dusted themselves off, and tried again.

2. FORGET ABOUT YOUR TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE:

Traumatic experiences are often overlooked as a source of negative change and influence. That doesn’t sound right, does it? Anyone who has been through a traumatic experience and recognizes it, knows that statement must be false.

But did you notice how I slipped the word “recognizes” in that last sentence? Quite a few people are walking around with unaddressed problems because they don’t recognize their traumatic experience is negatively influencing them.

There are many opinions and definitions of trauma, but they tend to focus around an experience that threatens their sanity, bodily integrity, or life. That can include child abuse, abandonment, death or loss of a loved one, car accidents, being the victim of a crime, domestic abuse (of all types), a near death experience, witnessing something horrific, and much more.

And different people respond to traumatic experiences in different ways. The response can be something obvious, such as substance abuse, or it can be harder to notice, like how you forge relationships with other people.

A person may not even realize that certain behaviors, thoughts, or emotions relate to their traumatic experience.

3. FORGET ABOUT YOUR FAILURE:

People tend to associate failure with regret and vice versa, but they are two different things. A history of past failures can feed depression, low self-esteem, and keep a person from looking for new experiences.

Regret can rob you of happiness when you dwell on past mistakes that were made, things you wish you had done differently, or scenarios where you did everything right, but it still didn’t work out. These are things that need to be framed and thought of differently.

Failure is part of the path to success. Only exceptionally lucky people manage to get everything right on the first try with no difficulties or outside influences. Most people who succeed will try something, fail, and then use what they learned to avoid that pitfall while trying again. Any kind of meaningful self-improvement involves failure.

Ask anyone in your life who has made positive changes for themselves if things went smoothly on the first try. Usually, those people will tell you that they made bad choices, faltered on their journey, and sometimes even fell backwards. The difference is that they got up, dusted themselves off, and tried again.

Joel Osteen – Your Past Can’t Stop You

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