We all have something from our past that we aren’t proud of. Maybe it’s the type of people you used to hang out with, or even just simply the choices you’ve made. At the end of the day, there’s at least one thing you regret. But, God. God steps in at our most vulnerable states, and he takes over. The hard part is letting him. The hard part is living the constant lifestyle of letting him take over your life and radically change it day after day. Trust me, I used to live in a constant state of “people pleasing”, which is a blessing and a curse. I used to care what people thought of me so I always thought I had to be the best at things. I used to change who I was for people to like me. Key word, used to. But, God stepped in. He took my broken heart and He made it whole again. He showed me His plan for me. He showed me blessing after blessing. He showed me what pure happiness and peace was because I made a decision to let him change my life around. Everyone has a breaking point. Mine was realizing that I was never truly happy anymore. Everything that I was, was starting to consume me and take over my happiness. I let everything except for God contribute to my life, for example, the world. Sounds super complex, I know. But what I mean, is that the world is temporary. Social media, friends, technology, “images” (how people see you), it’s all temporary. Think of them as bandaids on an open wound. We can continue to put on a clean bandaid everyday, but if we don’t clean it and medicate it, it’s never going to heal. If we don’t let go of our worldly distractions and let God work in us, we will never be full. Start trying to see life in a “But, God” perspective; Learn from your past, but let go and see how God brought you out of things because he simply has a plan for you. We all have a past, BUT GOD, has a much better future for us.
-Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind…”