A lot of times we prohibit ourselves from walking in our purpose and living out our destiny because we allow our mistakes and failures from the past to influence our present behavior. We've made wrong choices, felt heartbreak, disappointed ourselves or others, and we don't want to go down that road again. So we stop walking altogether. We choose to remain still rather than get hurt or fail again.
But every day - no every moment - that we get in life is an opportunity for us to live! Are you truly living if you are not walking out your purpose? If you are standing still, paralyzed by fear, how are you honoring the breath of life that God has blessed you with? Yes, every breath that you breathe in and out of your lungs is God's affirmation that He still wants to use your life to glorify Him. As long as He gives you that life, it's up to you to use it!
Mistakes were made. Wrong turns were taken. Failure and loss occurred. But it's not a hopeless case. You're not a hopeless case.
Your Heavenly Father knows you're not perfect. Guess what? He's fine with that. In fact, He put things in place so that both you and Him could move forward despite your imperfections!
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22, 23
Your Father has an endless supply of mercy for you. Do you understand that? ENDLESS! There is no time that you will ever be condemned. (Romans 8:1)
So, stop condemning yourself to a life without progress or purpose. Stop sentencing yourself to mediocrity. Get out of stillness, and start walking forward! Breathe in God's breath of life and start living for His glory! It doesn't matter what happened before, what matters is what you do now. Start fresh.