One of the first posts that I wrote was about dealing with our past. I feel that it is an important topic that needs to be mentioned once again. Every one of us has a story that we could tell about our life. Some of us don’t like talking about things that happened where others do. No matter what the situation in your past, that situation may be able to help someone else struggling in their life.
I’ve seen many tragedies posted on social media over the past few months from more school shootings to accidents to individuals that either permanently disabled them or even taken their lives. For those family members struggling with the scenario they have been faced with, who do they need to turn to for help? They need someone who has actually lived their story.
If you are on struggling with alcoholism, who do you want help from? Would you rather have help from someone who has been through it or someone who has never taken a drink in their life? The one who has never had a drink would not know as much on how to actually get over the addiction like those who have overcome it.
If you have a past that you are not proud of, you can be used to help those work themselves out of the rut they are currently stuck in.
The one thing we can do is turn our past into purpose. Do you know that God has a reason for our purpose.. He wants us to share our experiences with others who have gone through or are going through the same thing. Our stories of pain and suffering can be a blessing and a testimony that God’s love is real and he is more powerful than the Devil. You can be the light in someone’s darkness.
““Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.” Luke 8:39
God is Good…