Don’t Limit God’s Future for You! 


Have you ever wanted to move forward in life? Have you wanted to step into what God has called you to do? But you sometimes feel unworthy? If you have, I can relate. Allow me to share a bit of my story. 

 As a college student, I went to school and lived at home. My experience of college life and adulthood was different. My parents to me, during that time in my life, were unbearable and strict. So, I planned and plotted and came up with a solution. I was moving out! I did not even tell my parents. I gathered my belongings, saved money I earned on my job, and got an apartment with a roommate. Finally, I was free! Fast forward and I fell in love with an amazing guy and who pops up pregnant while in college? Me! I know, you’re probably shaking your head. But, believe it or not, I was literally shaking in my boots! Things were not working out as I had planned at all. I quit school even though many advised me to stay. I didn’t want to attend school and walk around with a belly!! I needed to work and prepare for this baby. I was doing life my way and finding ways to get the things I thought I needed at the same time. Fast forward again, I am living with my guy, or as some Christians refer to it, I was “shackin’ up.” My parents were floored and me, well I was doing what I thought I needed to do. My mom let me know that my decision to live with someone before marriage was abysmal. She was disgraced and disappointed by my actions. Our relationship became rough. She did not want to celebrate my pregnancy by attending my baby shower. Why do I share all this? Its been a minute right? 

My life has definitely changed and thank God, it’s no longer out of order. Despite sincere repentance, forgiveness and restoration, the enemy still knows how to drag up all my previous regrettable life choices … He says things like, “Your marriage never started out right.” “You were soo selfish and you still are.” “You should be further along in life by now.” “You aren’t qualified for ministry!” “Look at your history!” But I know these are just lies! Our enemy, the devil, will try to fill our minds with these types of accusations if we allow it. Don’t let the enemy win! Our loving Heavenly Father will use all of our struggles and previous defeats for His glory if we just give them to Him. Turn your bad choices, decisions, and mistakes into a steadfast dependence on the blood of Christ. Allow your assurance in His sacrificial atonement for our sins to solidify your stance that your latter will be greater!  

“…The God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” – 1 Peter 5:10b(ESV)

Stay tuned next week to hear more of my testimony… How to live free from condemnation… And how God WILL restore!

 

Prayer: Lord , I am yours and I belong to you. I will not allow anything to hinder me from attaining all you have for me. I will press! I will press past my past and past my doubt. Fulfilling your plan for my life is not about me, but all about You! You have changed me, You have transformed me, You are the one that deserves all the credit. You died on the cross and took my shame, I no longer have to carry that weight. Thank you God for living in me and helping me to see, my failures, only magnify your faithfulness to me. I love you Lord and I believe that my latter days will be better as I daily submit to You! Amen.

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  1. Thank God for your transparency. We all have pasts that the enemy tries to throw in our faces. He is the accuser of the brethren. So glad that God is using you to show how He can use your past to propel you into the great future He has destined. Marie

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