Aiming Forward

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Don’t dwell on what you can’t do. Ask yourself, what can I possibly do to bring about a positive change in my life? Set clear goals that you can aim to accomplish one day at a time. Recovery from anything is a process, never a one day event. Change happens one good decision at a time.

Forget about all that you wish had gone different. You can’t do anything to change the past. Learn from the past, but don’t live in it. Just seek to control what you can now and trust God for results later.

For example, this morning I woke at 6:30am as usual to take my morning medication. This time instead of going right back to sleep like usual I sought to break that habit. I got up and did several physical therapy exercises. Then, I took a walk outside to swallow some Vitamin D and hopefully get my back used to normal movement. I did come back home and rest for hours more.

Today,I reached my goal of exercise both in the morning and evening. I’ve also been wearing my back brace more often to protect myself from any moment I shouldn’t make. These are just baby steps forward, but these are steps I must take if I’m to expect any progress. I have a huge list of things I can’t control, but I’m choosing to focus on the list I can control.

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:12-14

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