I’ve noticed a pattern in my life: I am always trying to prove to the world that I am not who I was in high school. I am not the kid that graduated high school with a 1.6. I am not the kid that spent four years of my life drinking, doing and selling drugs, and headed nowhere fast. I am not the overweight kid that got made fun of for being fat when I was younger. I am not . . .
There is only one problem with this. That is who I was over 10 years ago! My life looks completely different now than it did then. In fact, I was meeting with a successful business man recently and shared this pattern with him.
He looked at me and said, “Get over that. Look at the last ten years of your life. It’s incredible to see what you have done and who you’ve become. In fact, if you did not tell me your story, I would have never known or guessed that all that stuff was in your background. When people meet you, they’d have no idea that that’s who you were.”
It is incredible that when we follow God, it does not matter what we did in our past or who we were. He can and will give us a completely new life. A life that when people meet you, they’ll have no idea what was in your past unless you tell them.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.”
If you’ve been walking with God for a long period of time, remember that you are not your past. Joyce Meyer often says, “I’m not where I should be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be!” Remember that. You are not who you were. You are who God says you are! Keep walking with God and He’ll continue to shape and mold you into the man or woman He created you to be.
If you have never had a relationship with God and are sick of the life you are living, you are only one decision away from starting a brand new life! Click the contact me tab on this blog and let me know if you’re interested in making that decision, I’d love to talk to you about it.
- Are you wasting time trying to prove that you are not who you used to be instead of being grateful for being the person God has made you into today?
- Take some time and reflect on everything God has done in your life up until this point. I guarantee you’ll be amazed! Be grateful.
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