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?
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.