Your Future isn’t Defined by Your Past


Today’s devotion really spoke to me, so I decided to share it with you all! Especially in the midst of internship applications and interviews, where you’re being asked countless questions about past grades, activities, and jobs–things that could influence your future with a company. I really needed to hear this message and I hope that it can give you, too, a sense of peace and confidence about your future endeavors. {Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Olsteen}

Today’s Verse

“…If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31, NIV

Today’s Word

I heard somebody say, “Don’t let your heredity stop your destiny.” In other words, don’t let the way somebody treated you, or what they did or didn’t give you keep you from pressing forward and becoming all that God has created you to be.

The people who raised you may have had addictions, but that doesn’t have to be your future. You can be the one to break that negative cycle. Your parents may have had anger issues or never amounted to much, but you don’t have to keep letting that curse be passed from generation to generation. You can be the one to say, “No more. This is a new day! I may have had an unfair past, but I’m not going to have an unfair future. I know God put a blessing on me before anybody could put a curse, and I’m not going to let my heredity stop my destiny.”

Today, know that God is for you! Seek Him with a humble heart and break free from the bondages of the past. When you choose to put Him first in your life, then nothing can stop your destiny!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for empowering me by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for giving me new life. I choose to let go of the past. I won’t let it define me, but I will let Your truth define me and lead me into victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.

~Joel & Victoria Osteen~


He’s Working on Your Behalf

I’m subscribed to daily devotionals from Joel and Victoria Olsteen, one of the most wonderful, God-fearing couples I’ve seen. Every morning, I check my email and am greeted with the warmest and clearest of messages. Often times, it’s just what I needed to hear!‎ Here is today’s message:


He’s Working on
Your Behalf
“We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
(Romans 8:28, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Right now, God is working behind the scenes in your life! No matter what you may be facing, no matter what trial you may be going through, God has a plan to turn things around in your favor. Right now, He is working out a plan for your good. Right now, He is orchestrating the right people to come across your path. He is orchestrating the right opportunities to open up to you.

You may not see it in the natural, but look with your eyes of faith today. Keep standing. Keep believing. Keep hoping. Keep following His Word. Focus on His goodness in your life, knowing that He rewards the people who seek after Him. As you meditate on the faithfulness of God and show your love for Him by following His Word, you will see His great plan come to pass. You’ll experience His peace and joy and embrace the victory He has prepared for you!

Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Give me Your strength and peace today and fill me with Your faith that overcomes in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen