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Rejoice, my friends, for not all is lost: All is before you for the future, as the past cannot move forward. We may take the past with us, but drop it-- you have a new life to live, and one God has many wondrous things in store for. So live! "Remember not the former things, nor consider things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth-- do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah chapter 43, verses 18 and 19. We may not win every race in life, nor every battle, nor every heart, mind, or soul. We may not have the success we wanted in school, in relationships, in work, or in love. We may not have been able to obtain all we wanted to, been able to do all we want, or be where we want; but guess what? If you've tried in pure ways, you can say this: "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith." Timothy chapter 4, verse 7. Did you try? If so, you've done as you can and therefore did not lose, for you gained the knowledge that you did try and know what not to do next time (or to do.) Did you do your best? Even Jesus did His best, yet He was rejected by His own people and nearly stoned. In the end His own community rejected Him, but He went on to change the World. Was what you tried/did for good, or for what you wanted? Life touches all those who live, not just you. Did what you do seek to benefit only yourself? We're supposed to be one body of believers. Let us benefit us all.