A Great Future Doesn’t Require a Great Past

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Doesn’t Require a Good Past

A good friend shared one of her favorite quotes with me.  “A great future does not require a great past”.  


The Purpose of Our Past

We are the sum of everything that has happened to us. Whether our past is filled with things we are proud of, sprinkled, or even packed with moments that overwhelm us too much to revisit, future success is dependent on our imagination, vision, faith, and desire to move forward. 

Own the Past.

It is important to own the past, even if some of it was out of our control. The purpose of our past is to build awareness, character, faith, bonds, habits, stamina, resilience, opportunity, and courage so that we can thrive in the future.

You have been designed to be victorious not a victim. Your story is not over.  

The Future is What Matters

No matter what yesterday, a week ago, or 30 years ago looked like, He says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).


Interested in a Daily Faith Boost?

This post comes from a devotional series called 4:00 AM Faith. It is written each morning and sent in a condensed format to several people. If you are interested in receiving a daily faith boost, email me at lmcdonell2001@yahoo.com and specify if you would like it to be sent as email or text, and if phone number, provide the number.

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