If I asked you a few questions about you and how your life is going and then I asked your friends and family the same questions about you I’m sure I would get two different pictures of where you’re at.
Maybe that’s because your friends don’t know some things about you that you’ve kept hidden, maybe it’s because they aren’t very observant or maybe it’s just because they have a better perspective.
You may know just about everything about yourself, you really should know yourself better than anyone else on the planet but that can lead to problems. If you know all the details it can be so easy to get trapped in them. To forever be examining the tiny details of your life, but if you do that you can miss the bigger things. You can get discouraged by the small everyday problems and the slow progress on the things you really want.
Listen to your friends, they can often see the progress you’re making better than you can. Listen to your family, they have been with you through a lot, they know who you were and who you’ve become. Listen to God, he can see just exactly where your life can go and he wants to help you be the best you can be, if only you will follow him.
You may not be where you want to be yet but take a moment to look back and you will see how far you have come.