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
Off-limits Our Past quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Don't allow your past or present condition to control you.
It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level.
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.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
J. Edgar Hoover: When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history.
From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
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.
Do not die in the history of your past hurts and past experiences, but live in the now and future of your destiny.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
Your past may not be perfect, but it was perfect for your purpose.
We, in Africa, have no more need of being 'converted' to socialism than we have of being 'taught' democracy. Both are rooted in our past -- in the traditional society which produced us.
Let's say your past is your present and your present is your cash, So I look forward to the future.
It's not the future that you're afraid of. It's repeating the past that makes you anxious.
The complete emancipation of women from the ties which held them back in the past, during the ages of despotism and ignorance, is a basic aim of the Party and the Revolution. Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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.
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.
To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self.
Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance... the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy.
It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
How quickly we forget God's great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
The years go by one after the other; time slips past us with out our being aware of it; we grow old like ordinary men and we shall end like them.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
If your past is limited, your future is boundless.
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.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Love is within us. It cannot be destroyed. It can be ignored. To the extent that we abandon love we will feel it has abandoned us. Denying love is our only problem, and embracing it is the only answer. Through the power of love, we can let go of past history and begin again. Love heals, forgives, and makes whole.
I have full faith in my people that they will rise to every occasion worthy of our past Islamic history, glory and traditions.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".
The Blood of Jesus washes away our past and the Name of Jesus opens up our future.
This past Christmas, I told my girlfriend for months in advance that all I wanted was an Xbox. That's it. Beginning and end of list, Xbox. You know what she got me? A homemade frame with a picture of us from our first date together. Which was fine. Because I got her an Xbox.
If the devil starts bringing up your past it's because he's running out of new material!
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Education must be a great equaliser in our society.
It must be the tool to level the differences that our various social systems have created over the past thousands of years.
Everything you do is based on the choices you make.
It's not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Period.
The reason so many believers are struggling is that we have voted in the past asking God to bless our plans rather than casting our votes based on seeking His agenda. We want God to sign off on our decisions rather than us following His.
Don't let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.