Your past does not define you

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:13 NKJV

Each of us has the power to change; to make choices today that will set us on the road to positive living. Yes, we may be confronted with or surrounded by less-than-desirable circumstances, but the past does not dictate our future.

It all starts with a desire to improve. Desire must be transformed into a willingness to work. The will to improve must then formulate an action plan. After planning you must go into action.

All of the above must be supported with prayer and faith in Almighty God. Without His help, the past will prove very difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. The power to change our lives is in us if we acknowledge the source of strength—Christ.

If your dad wasn’t a provider, purpose to be one for your children. If you grew up in poverty, purpose to rise above its challenges, not give into them.  

If you’ve been overcome by bitterness, today’s your day to forgive.

Today’s the day to be molded into the image of Christ.

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