For a long time, I had been battling
with condemnation. As a young believer, I had a lot of baggage.
actions. Every time I reminisce on what my past looked like, I find myself desperate,
worthless and seemingly helpless.
could God use a woman like me?
when I was sitting at my dining room table. The Holy Spirit whispered to me to
stand up and walk backwards.
one of the chairs, knocking my shin on the table leg and ended up with a
life, my story changed.
we walk backwards
condemnation and gave me new life, a new path and new strength to keep pressing
toward the high calling of Jesus Christ in my life.
never be able to walk right.
up hurting yourself because you can’t see the obstacles behind you.
right, and He is able to prepare us for what lies ahead.
look back, we will miss what lies ahead.
favorite verses Philippians 3:13-14.
do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do; forgetting what
lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the
goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 ESV
others into your past.
weight of your past.
youth, our jobs or our energies we remember the good times and wish things
would be the same.
God wants for us.
anticipation of the great things He has prepared for us.
you remember in when the Israelites remembered Egypt and spoke so fondly of it?
about the amount of work and tasks laid on them.
their life in Egypt as a paradise!
were and due to present circumstances we don’t grasp the mercies God had showed
may lose what goodness the Lord has laid for our future.
don’t know about you, but who I was back then is not someone I ever want to be
behaviors, and by my sins when I realized how deprived I really was. I was a
sinner, in need of a Savior.
when our circumstance seems so difficult, so hard, and so impossible.
things That helped through those rough days
past turn your heart away from the blessings God has for your today and
make you into something much better.
I see is the powerful grace of my God who was able to take this wretched,
sinful woman and use her for His glory over and over again.
encourage sister, woman to woman, just keep pressing forward.
creeping into your heart and into your mind, lay it down, and let God give you
the strength to be who He has called you to be today.
what lies ahead.
is new for you again, today. You have to wake up, and do what Paul tells you to
do, forget what is behind and keep pressing toward that prize of Jesus Christ.
something much greater for you just ahead. Amen!
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