- Focus your attention on the positive: Focus on today. Live each day as if it could be your last. Love those people you care about, serve others, and take risks you wish you had taken years ago.
- Remember, you’re a different person: Today, you’re older and hopefully wiser. You understand life and people better than you did when you were young. Please take advantage of this knowledge and act upon it accordingly.
- Be open to new things: Try new experiences, meet new people, go to places you never visited before. Step out into a new season of an authentic life you never had in the past.
- Allow time to heal you: Time has a way of helping you let go of past mistakes. You know more now than you did, and you can be more flexible than you were back in the day. Good chance things don’t bother you as much as they did when you were younger. You understand yourself and others better.
Trust God to help you stop lying to yourself and release the guilt.
Of course, some mistakes are serious, and you may live with the consequences for years. Many people find faith in God helps them deal with guilt and regret. Psalm 86:5 (ESV) says, For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. God promises that He will hear you if you call to him for help. He promises to forgive you if you’re genuinely sorry for the wrongs you’ve done. Find authentic freedom from your regrets today by turning to God for help.
Final thoughts on why you must stop lying to yourself so you can live a fuller life
Everyone makes mistakes that they later regret. It’s not so much whether you make mistakes, but what you do with them makes a difference in your life. If you hold on to your mistakes, allowing them to weigh heavily upon you, you won’t be free to live your life. Learn the lessons from your mistakes and stop lying to yourself about them. So stop lying to yourself, and be honest. You can let go of these mistakes and learn lessons from them to help you be a better, more authentic person today and in the future.