Moving forward is a choice that one must make in order to regain control of their lives and truly start living again. Often times we are alive, Thank God, but we are not living. God wants us to enjoy our lives and all of the good things it has to offer. John 10:10 says, ” The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly”. This means that God wants us to have abundance in joy, abundance in peace, abundance with love, our health and our finances. He wants us to accomplish great things. He wants us to succeed and win. I really had to think about these things during my time of grieving and in the midst of my brokenness. I thought to myself, God I know you didn’t allow this because you like seeing me hurt. You aren’t enjoying seeing me in pain and crying like this. I began to say Lord I know it’s your will so please help me to let go. Help me to learn how to move forward but as I stated before moving forward is a choice. I was ready to move forward. I wanted my joy back. I wanted my peace back. I wanted to be able to feel love again. All of the things that I felt was stripped from me when I lost my dad, I wanted all back. I was ready to let go. Not of my memories of him but to let go of all of the negative feelings and emotions. I had to be free from my old way of thinking and had to renew my mind with new positive thoughts and most importantly God’s word. So I began to move forward one step at a time, one day at time. Instead of crying and being sad that my dad was no longer with me physically, I began to realize that his spirit and love would always be in my heart. Romans 12:2 ” Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good pleasing and perfect will.