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Monday, July 26, 2010

Evict That Victim Mentality

7/23

Joshua 2:11

Shake Off the Doldrums

Rahab was a prostitute living in Jericho, yet she put her faith in God and confessed it to the Jewish spies, and God used her to help the children of Israel win a mighty victory. She could have easily felt too guilty and condemned to step forward. But while she couldn’t do anything about her past, she could and did do something about her present moment to help the spies.

 

Nobody is too far gone, no matter what she or he has done. Maybe you’ve made some serious mistakes, and now you’re living in quilt or with a sense of disqualification. God still loves you and has not run out of mercy. Ask for forgiveness and then move on. God can accomplish His great plan for you.

 

7/24

Isaiah 60:1

Evict That Victim Mentality

Too many people nowadays are living with a victim mentality. They are so focused on what they’ve been through, complaining about how unfair it was, they don’t realize they are dragging the pains of the past into the present. It’s almost as though they get up each day and fill a big wheelbarrow with junk from the past and bring it into the new day.

 

Let go of that stuff! Your past does not have to poison your future. Just because you’ve been through some hurt and pain, or perhaps one or more of your dreams have been shattered, that doesn’t mean God doesn’t have another plan. God still has a bright future in store for you.

 

 

7/25

Ephesians 5:8-9

Live in the Light

We all want to be free from our past, and to do so you must understand this basic principle: the past is the past. You cannot undo anything that’s happened to you. You can’t relive one moment in the past. But you can do something about right now. Your attitude should be, I refuse to dwell on the negative things that have happened to me. I’m not going to think about all that I’ve lost. I’m not going to focus on what could have been or should have been. This is a new day, and I’m going to start moving forward, knowing that God has a bright future in store for me.

 

If you do that, God will give you a new beginning.

 

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