Has anyone ever not followed through for you when you were depending on that person? Most definitely, I am sure. It happens all the time. People don’t follow through on what they say they are going to do (we are probably all guilty of this at one time or another). Of course, I always believe that those individuals had the best of intentions. Don’t you? When that happens, it is easy to let it go, and not let it get you down. When you forgive others, you experience greater freedom in life.
Here’s the thing that has been on my mind today…. What happens when we fail ourselves? What happens when we don’t meet a goal, or follow through on a promise we made to ourselves? I am so much harder on myself than anyone else in my life. I am sure you can relate… When I let myself down, it can be so much harder to bounce back.
Yesterday was an awesome, productive day. I was able to check so many important things off of my “To Do” list, yet there was one important goal I had made, as well as a promise to myself, yet didn’t follow through. Today, I woke up with a heavy heart trying to sort through why I hadn’t allocated time and diligence to my most important goal of the day… I am always quick to repent to God and thankful for His unending forgiveness when I fall short in life, but today I realized something new… It is also important to forgive myself, so that I can move on, and create the change that has been on my heart to implement.
This was definitely not the first time I had failed myself. It has happened so often, and looking back, it looks like a cycle. Well, I want to change the cycle today. Harboring unforgiveness toward myself will only keep me reliving the failure, which will in turn, keep me from reaching my goal. Will I still make mistakes in the future? Yes, but I want to forgive myself today for past failures, so I can move on into beautiful successes and present change.
I want to encourage each of you today in case you have experienced the same disappointments in yourself. Maybe you didn’t meet a health goal you created, or didn’t follow through on an eating meal plan. Let it go! Clarify your goals again, and create manageable steps to arrive at the goal. Forgive yourself because TODAY is a NEW DAY to crush the goals, and take closer steps to your dreams!
You’ve got this!