Looking Back Prepares Us for the Future
Who would have known that it takes an arsenal of emotional and intellectual tools to navigate through life? Each experience makes us stronger and wiser for the next step. By looking back, we often face ourselves head-on as we own who we are and what we’ve done in life or failed to do. Sometimes, we must admit mistakes and make a shift in perspective. Or, maybe, God has decided that our experience will spawn growth, and it’s just part of the process. All gifts from God are good, so yes, as much as it hurts, it will be a good thing. Even bad things have silver linings. When we arrive prepared with a true picture of our past, we can move forward with a sense of purpose. We can adjust our course now that we know where we’ve been. Life prepares us to grow into who we are.