When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.— T. D. Jakes
Grateful Our Future quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.
Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.
The youth is the hope of our future.
Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for.
I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.”
We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it.
Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate - thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
We are not determined by our experiences, but are self-determined by the meaning we give to them; and when we take particular experiences as the basis for our future life, we are almost certain to be misguided to some degree. Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
The past is a fog on our minds. The future? A complete dream. We can't neither guess the future, neither change the past.
So, transform yourself first… Because you are young and have dreams and want to do something meaningful, that in itself, makes you our future and our hope. Keep expanding your horizon, decolonize your mind, and cross borders.
We create our future, by well improving present opportunities: however few and small they are.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
It is not your environment, it is you- the quality of your mind, the integrity of your soul and the determination of your will that will decide your future and shape your life.
It is our duty to give meaning to the life of future generations by sharing our knowledge and experience; by teaching an appreciation of work well done and a respect for nature, the source of all life; by encouraging the young to venture off the beaten path and avoid complacency by challenging their emotions.
From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny.
It's not the future that you're afraid of. It's repeating the past that makes you anxious.
The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the earth.
Your future is found in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what others do occasionally!
Let's say your past is your present and your present is your cash, So I look forward to the future.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
By your words, you form your destiny - what you say within yourself determines the end promise of your life! Your future lives in your mouth!
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.
The Christian should never worry about tomorrow or give sparingly because of a possible future need. Only the present moment is ours to serve the Lord, and tomorrow may never come...Life is worth as much as it is spent for the Lord's service.
The past is no more; the future not yet. Nothing exists except the here and now. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at our hands.
Someday, in the distant future, our grand-children' s grand-children will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.
Everything starts with a dream, a particle of our imagination that teases us of what the future could be like, as long as we fight for it.
Intolerance of your present creates your future.
In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining...I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.
Children are not casual guests in our home.
They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.