Moving on can be quite difficult and painful, but absolutely vital in knowing that great things are out there, if we take the necessary steps. Whether it is moving on from a breakup, divorce, from your past, from bad influences, job loss, tragedy, disappointment or whatever it is you must first find the strength to let go and move on to better things. These songs, quotes from authors and other helpful articles will direct you to move on to new aspirations in spite of where you are presently.
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Danny Gokey is a contemporary singer and also was on the eighth season of American Idol as the third place finalist. He has expressed his heart in his many of songs and albums. This song 'Tell my Heart to Beat again' is really beautiful song that helps any person through the process of letting go.
Matthew West, Contemporary music artist and actor says it all in moving forward in his song 'History.'
Matthew West- History
Contemporary music artist Jeremy Camp pours out his heart in his song, Letting Go with beautiful words as these.
Letting Go.of the things I hold so dear, letting go of all my pain and all my fears letting go ...of the things I hold so dear. I have been brought to a place. where i want to give up everything where all i can do is seek your face and my brokenness I will bring.
Country Western Singer, Songwriter and Actress Carrie Underwood expresses how painful it can be in letting go, but absolutely necessary to move on. The words below are from her song, Starts with Goodbye.
I guess it's gonna have to hurt,
I guess I'm gonna have to cry,
And let go of some things I've loved,
To get to the other side,
I guess it's gonna break me down,
Like falling when you try to fly,
It's sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life,
Starts with goodbye.
Contemporary Pop Group, The Afters who was founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua. They formerly worked at Starbucks. In their song, 'Broken Hallelujah' it shows their deep emotions
Todd Agnew - Letting Go
Contemporary singer, Rick Pino shows us the importance of pressing forward and not looking back in his amazing song, 'Pioneer.'
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Worship Leader Ricardo Sanchez is based out of Atlanta, GA. He is affiliated with Pastor Jentezen Franklin at Free Chapel Worship Centerin Gainesville, Georgia. His music touches many hearts as well as mine. His song 'Moving Forward' is an example of His heart, testimony and offering hope to millions to not go back to their past, but step ahead.
I'm not going back
I'm moving ahead
I'm here to declare to you
My past is over
In You all things are made new
Surrendered my life to Christ
I'm moving, moving forward
Ricardo Sanchez Moving Forward
Christian Rock Band, Building 429 sings 'Press On' with Blanca Callahan from Group 1 Crew. This is from their album "We won't be Shaken."
Building 429 Press On
Contemporary Singer and song writer, Natalie Grant who received GMA Dove Awards consecutively for four years (2006-2009) and then in 2012. She sings this wonderful song 'Let Go' taken from album Relentless. Here is a lyrics
Yeah, I'm ready to let go
Looking forward to don't know
Forget about yesterday and get away
And live in the right now
Yeah, I'm ready to let go
And I'm ready to follow
Anywhere the road bends, where it ends
I don't know, let go
Natalie Grant- Let Go
Contemporary singer and guitarist Shawn McDonald sings the song 'Rise' from his album 'Closer'
Shawn McDonald - Rise
Country Singer Rascal Flatts sings this beautiful song, 'I'm Moving On' to help us move past everything and move forward.
Rascal Flatts - I'm Moving On
Christian Pop Group Unspoken always delivers soothing, encouraging songs, and Lift My Life Up is one of those songs of hope.
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Positive Encouragement for Moving Forward
“When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear.... When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.”
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~Steve Maraboli
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber
“Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that's opened. It's a sign that you're no longer that person you were, it's time to change into who you are. It's going to be okay.” ~Les Goff (Dance:A Daybook of Comfort and Joy)
Our lives are a journey. As we move forward, we will not only figuratively experience the geography of life: the exhilaration of high mountains, the tranquility of calm meadows, the isolation of treacherous canyons, but we will also experience the seasons of life: the hope of spring, the abundance of summer, the harvest of autumn, and yes, the darkness and depression of winter.” ~Seth Smith
The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free.” ~Shannon L. Alder
“Your destiny is calling on you to surround yourself with people who see moving forward as the only option in life.” ~Edmond Mbjaka
Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
Press Onward! We all make mistakes. It's time we stop dwelling on them and move forward. Ask for forgiveness from others, forgive yourself and then...full steam ahead. Darkness has no greater companion than a self loathing un-forgiven or unforgiving heart. ~Jason Versey
I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence comes my help. My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. ~Bible (Psalm 121:1-2)
This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ. ~Bible (Phillippians 3:13-14)
Pennington (author) on May 13, 2017:
Thanks GalaxyRat for your feedback.
GalaxyRat on May 12, 2017:
Most of these are Christian artists (The Afters, Gokey, etc). I love Christian music! It's my favorite, then comes pop. :)
Anna on May 11, 2015:
Great songs and great quotes on letting go and moving on.
Pennington (author) on April 19, 2015:
Thanks MsDora for reading my hub. I'm glad it gave you a positive perspective. Your comment is greatly appreciated.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 19, 2015:
All these lyrics are empowering. I'll take Les Goff's quote with me: "not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life." What a positive perspective!