The Best Is Yet To Come
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C. S. Lewis
Do you feel like your best days are behind you? For some reason, most people tend to view the past through rose colored glasses. “The Good Old Days.” Everything was better. The food. The music. The weather. People loved harder. Life was simple & fun, and it felt more peaceful. The world was our playground, and we were free to follow our heart’s desires.
This utopian view of the past has left many people in a clouded place mentally, longing for yester-year. It is believed by many psychologists that the reason people long for the past is they feel their best days are behind them, and that they’ll never be as happy as they once were. Feeling you have nothing to look forward to in life can be extremely disheartening.
“You can’t reach your potential by remaining in a past due season. Your breakthrough is coming. Strongholds are breaking. Get Ready!”
~ Germany Kent
There were times when I felt this way. I’ve had moments where I wondered if I’d seen my best days. This mindset led me to settle for less. In both my career and in my relationships. I felt I was too jaded to ever be excited about love again, so I settled. And I was miserable. After a year and a half in a bad relationship, I ended it for my own sanity. And I was elated! I felt free. The weight of the world was off my shoulders, and I made the decision I would never settle again. If my mind & spirit are not in agreement, then it’s not for me. I know there are no guarantees in life, but I at least need to feel like I’ve made the best decision, regardless of the potential outcome.
“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” ~ Robert Browning
Life is meaningless without love. We were created to love, for God is love. But the harshness of this world has taken its toll on many, creating an existence void of love. An existence where passion feels more like a fairy tale than something to realistically attain. The pursuit of passion is what gives life its flavor. It would be a bland existence to go through life not having something to set your soul on fire. And I’m not speaking of a tumultuous, toxic fire. I’m talking about the type of passion that fuels your fire in a good way. A peaceful type of passion. Peaceful passion is extremely underrated. Contrary to what many may believe, peace & passion are not mutually exclusive. One can exist with the other. Passion in life. Passion in love. And peace in your spirit with both.
“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” ~ Zig Ziglar
Are you passionate about your life? Are you at peace? Or do you feel like something is missing? If so, what? In order to discover what’s missing, you need to gain a better understanding of yourself. You’re not the same person you were during the “good old days.” There’s a strong possibility if you were given the chance to relive those days in your current state of mind, it wouldn’t feel the way you think it would. Life has changed you in more ways than you realize, and it’s imperative you figure out who you are today. You can try different things in order to figure out what fuels your current fire. You didn’t come this far to only come this far! You’re still above ground, so you still have time to create a life that feeds your soul. You haven’t lived your best days. Yester-year was just a warmup for what’s next. Don’t passively accept what life throws at you. Figure out what lights your fire and keep adding fuel. You owe it to yourself.