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Nostalgia 4 - Getting Past Your Past

When we allow our past to define us, then we will always limit our potential. But when we define ourselves with who God says we are, then we can live to our fullest potential.

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MONDAY: Read Joshua 2:1-12. How did Rahab break her label? When she showed faith in Jesus, what did it do to the rest of her life?

TUESDAY: What is your label? How did you earn it? Is it true about you? Do you wish you could change it?

WEDNESDAY: Right down all the things God says about you in His Word. Take some time to thank God for the labels He gives you. 

THURSDAY: God gives you a new purpose, no matter what we have done in our past. What purpose do you feel God may be giving you? What steps can you take to move towards that purpose?

FRIDAY:  Don't let your past limit your future. What part of your past do you need to get past? God has a new future in store for you. Pray for guidance in how to move towards the future God has for you.

Nostalgia 3 - Using Your Past For Good

Some of us have past we do not like. Whether it is because of circumstances beyond our control or our own decisions, our past has made us who we are. How can we allow God to shape our future through our past?

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MONDAY: Read John 5. Do you feel like the invalid? Bitter and blaming everyone else for your past? What are times that you feel this way the most?

TUESDAY: Write down things in your past you regret. Write as many as possible. You will come back to this list at the end of the week.

WEDNESDAY: Take 10 to 15 minutes to sit in prayer and thank God for loving you even with your past.

THURSDAY: Your past is your Ebenezer Stone. Read over the list you wrote on Tuesday. After each one, say out loud “God’s grace is better!”

FRIDAY: God uses you because of your past, not in spite of it. From your Tuesday list, what are things in your past that you need to start sharing with people? Do not be ashamed. God can take that past and use it to help someone else. Start praying that God will reveal how you can be open about your past and how He can use your past to help someone else.