Stepping Back to Move Forward

When you’ve had a bad moment, or a bad day, it’s so important to not let it keep you from moving forward again. A negative experience needs to be acknowledged and dealt with, but it doesn’t get to take over your mindset and damage your physical, emotional, and spiritual health for days, weeks, months, or even longer.

Focus on listening for God’s view of all you’re dealing with, and how he sees you. Here you can see that though it seems you’ve been taking a step back for every two or three steps forward lately, you shouldn’t be discouraged. Just the opposite, in fact. That step back is just what you’ve needed to grow in living in God’s presence, peace, and strength.

With each seeming setback, you’ve been learning more and more how to live securely in God’s presence. You’re responding faster to negative circumstances in light of how he sees them. You’re leaning on him for truth and meaning in your experiences, and grace and growth in your relationships. From this place he’ll guide you to choose your next steps well, and genuinely enjoy each one.

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