Your past can either be fuel to propel you into a powerful overcoming future or it can be the chain that holds you captive, keeping you from realizing your greatest potential.
For whatsoever is born of God over cometh the world: and this is the victory that over cometh the world, [even] our faith. - 1 John 5:4
So many of us have experienced situations in our past that upon further analysis are haunting us and causing us great anguish. Why? In our minds we have made these situations the plot in our lives. Almost as if it were a script in a motion picture we made that one-day or one thing being the “reason” why we are now justified in being a certain way.
Is That What Our Heavenly Father Desires?
I don’t think so, my belief is that Yahweh desires for each one of us to overcome the bad or traumatic situations in our past so that we might be victorious in the future. Moses did this when we trusted God despite his belief that he was a poor communicator and went on to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Ancient Israel did this by choosing the path of Yahweh and crossing the Red Sea despite their overall lack of belief in the delivering power of Yahweh.
This is why we like the overcoming movies like Fireproof, Rocky, and Remember the Titans. These movies remind us of the power of perseverance that Abba has placed in each and every one of us. We can win despite whatever situation we happen to be facing in our lives. We can truly be victorious.
Change Your Speech
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. – Proverbs 17:7
What a true believer will do to be successful is to have good speech. If we want the victory we will focus on speaking using terms of life and not terms of death. This is an area that we can change immediately. We say things like “I hate”, “I will never”, “It’s killing me.” All of what we say molds who we are being and becoming in the future. If we want to be more like our Redeemer we need to speak like Him.
The Good Report
Look at the secular news and right away you can detect the trend, they are drawing you into a web of negativity. The news focuses on what is bad in the world. If you ingest this information, it makes you more likely to look for negative things to point out in others. This also makes you more likely to become cynical about the good reports that are happening. So, if you are watching and listening to these reports and you are not healed from a devastating event in your past you are prime to be negative, thus breeding that into your future and into everyone around you and your circle of influence.
Be An Overcomer
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. - Philippians 4:8
We have to use the things that were designed to bring us low as rocket fuel to bring us higher. Your situations are plans for your progress!
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