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Don’t live in the past

So many times in life, people live with regret. I have felt regret many times that I had not straightened out my life in time for my father to see me do good things. I am hearing lately not to look back. The past is already gone, and looking back, is preventing me from planning ahead.

Lots wife in the Bible was turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back. The past will not change the future, only we can change our future, by the choices we make today. I feel as the Father wants to shake His followers up, so they will look to Him instead of the past. The time for being lukewarm and comfortable is over.

Just like in fitness it takes work to succeed in anything worthwhile in life. Going back, most of the time means moving backwards. Look forwards and push towards your goals. The past is only important if we have learned from it. So learn from what had happened and live today, as your best possible self.h


My name is James Carter, and you are visiting breaking bad habits. I believe everyone has habits, good and bad. When I was 34 years old, I woke up and looked in the mirror. I was shocked, I had been drinking every night for so long, that I was fat. I weighed 355 pounds, and ran out of breathe and almost passed out to try and tie my shoes. This was the day I started to wake up. I had a long journey ahead of me, but with prayer, meditation, fasting and exercise I was on my way. It’s been 6 years since then I’ve quit most of my bad habits, and I’m down to below 200 pounds. I have to be honest, that day in 2014 I never dreamed I would have gotten this far. If someone like me can quit, so can you.

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