Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Keep Moving Forward

I've learned a lot of things this year. I've learned to be careful who you vent to and that it's okay to make yourself a priority. But there is one phrase in particular that has stuck with me.

Keep moving forward.

Believe it or not, this is much easier said than done. It means to learn from your mistakes, to let things go, to move on from relationships that are keeping you anchored. Sometimes people fail you, plans fall through, and the life you thought you wanted isn't all it's cracked up to be. But we need to learn to get over it and move on.

My plan to move to London this year didn't end up panning out the way I had hoped it would. It wasn't the best that Jesus had for me in this season and I'm still coming to grips with that. I'd put all of my chips into this idea of going away. When it fell through, I kind of felt like a failure.

I've also lost a lot of people this year and it completely sucks. Even as I write this I have a splitting headache and I have to stop typing every now and again when my vision blurs because my eyes want so desperately to keep crying. It's natural to mourn such things. We were built for relationship, so naturally we are going to be crushed when we lose them. But far be it from us to rely so heavily on people that we allow them to hold us back.

Many mistakes have been made in these past months, but I don't regret any of them. I don't plan on forgetting them either. The only thing that I can do is learn from them and move on. Life is beautiful and I refuse to let a few stupid mistakes keep me from running at it with everything I have.

Like I said, this is incredibly difficult to do and I'm still figuring it out myself. But if there's one thing I know, it's that the thing which lies just around the bend is worth the strength that it will take to get there. You just need to keep moving forward.

Just keep moving forward // Just keep breathing in // Just keep fighting the good fight, it's the only fight you know // And one day . . . you're bound to win

--Sean Lea


  1. Oh Charity, you always have such profound and beautiful things to say.
    Your words reminded me of a verse from Philippians. (Philippians 3:12-14.) it says "not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet, but one thing I do: forgetting what lies
    behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead."

    I hope that verse was of to some comfort. Moving on is rough. and you may struggle, but dont let the struggle make you give up and stay put. keep moving forward! God is with you:)

    Also this reminded me of the movie Meet The Robinsons. Anyyyyyyhow. Have a nice day:)

    1. Wow. That verse has been one of my all-time favorites for years now. Thank you so much for your words! You are always such a great encouragement.


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