Your past does not define your future.

photo (9)Your past does not define your future. I have often referred to that saying throughout my blogs because I believe it is an undeniable truth. We have seen many people overcome unrealistic, heart breaking circumstances and do great things with their lives. One who stands out in my mind is Dave Pelzer, who wrote the book, “A Child Called It, One Child’s Courage to Survive”. Another is Joyce Meyer, who was emotionally and sexually abused by her father for the first 18 years of her life. These people had unsurmountable odds stacked against them, but went on to serve and help others in the most productive ways possible.

I too, want to think of myself as one who has not let their past define their future. I have a past like everyone else.  Not proud of some of my past, but it is what it is. I did many things that I am ashamed of, but I refuse to let that be my future. I consider myself a born again Christian who has a passion for sharing God’s love and promises. I write this blog because I know that changing your mindset will absolutely change your future. I want to remind others that just because they have a past doesn’t mean you have to relive your mistakes every day.

You can begin a whole new chapter in your life by changing what you put into your mind today. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. If you have someone in your life that is dragging you down, then cut them loose. You don’t have to be mean about it, but when they start in, excuse yourself from the situation, go somewhere else, politely get off the phone, quit following them on Facebook, whatever it takes, but don’t let them tell you who you are.

I want to share with you the truth that you are beautifully and wonderfully made by our God. He has put you here to do great things. Let your past be a learning tool to move forward. Let it make you be a stronger person who wants to learn from their mistakes. You are a child of God and you deserve to be happy and fulfill your life’s passion. Learn to Invite Excellence into Your Life, for this is what God wants for you. Go be all God designed you to be and follow your passions.