Your Future isn’t Defined by Your Past

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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~

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