Our past can be used propel us into the future that God has for us, or our past can use to keep us from moving in the divine mission in which God has for us. Everyone has a past! Successful people have learned from their past while other only use it as an accuse. You have a God-given mission, you may have strayed for a moment however God’s plan for your life has never changed. God will use your past to prepare you for your future, the Bible does remind us “We make plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” (Proverbs 16:9 NLT) There are people out there who will rise against you and they will use your past as a reason to attack you. Their attacks only gain strength if you allow them to, stand bold knowing that you are not perfect but the God that you serve is! Use your past to go forward into the greatness that God has prepared just for you.

Oh, heavenly Father, I want to thank you for having a plan far greater than a plan that I can have for myself. Lord, I am sorry for those times that I strayed from you and went to do my own thing. Lord, I am sorry for those times that I was disobedient and for those times when I rejected you. Thank Lord for being patient with me thank you Lord for helping to move in the future that you have prepared for me. Lord, help me to overcome those who will use my past to hold me back. My faith is in You and You alone Lord! I trust in the plan and the path You have for me. Help to walk the path that You have set before me. Thank Lord! Amen