You have a past. But far more importantly, you have a future. And in order to have a better future, you need to quit trying to have a better past.
Author Jason Versey observed, “Even a spineless anthropod sheds what’s no longer useful and leaves it behind.”
I have come to believe that our past mistakes don’t disqualify us from our future; they actually qualify us for God’s next chapter.
If there was ever a man whose past should have been a problem, it was the Apostle Paul. His solution? “Forgetting what lies behind . . .” (Philippians 3:13).
I know some of you very well. Others, I don’t know as well. And some, well, we may never meet this side of heaven. But I do know this – regardless of your past, God has an outstanding future for you beyond your wildest dreams.
Recovery Step: Take a moment to pray. Don’t talk – just listen. Ask God to speak to you about your future. Be still. Wait. Listen some more.