Don't let your past control you.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Maybe your past isn’t much to brag about. Maybe you’ve seen evil and you have to make a choice. Do you rise above the past and make a difference? Or do you remain controlled by the past and make excuses?
Many choose the convalescent homes of the heart. Healthy bodies. Sharp minds. But retired dreams. Lean closely and you’ll hear “If only…” The white flag of the heart. “If only.” Maybe you’ve used those words. Maybe you have every right to use them. Perhaps you were hearing the ten count before you even got into the ring.
Let me show you where to turn. Go to John’s gospel and read Jesus’ words in John 3:6, “Human life comes from human parents, but spiritual life comes from one Spirit.”
Your parents have given you genes, but God gives you grace. God is willing to give you what your family didn’t."
From When God Whispers Your Name
By Max Lucado