Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Your Past Does Not Determine Your Future

I read this passage in a book* and thought it was too good not to share:

He was the child of a slave and the son of a queen.
He was born in a hut and lived in a palace.
He inherited poverty but lived in unlimited wealth.
He was the leader of armies and the keeper of flocks.
He was called the mightiest of warriors and the meekest of men.
He was educated in Pharaoh's court and lived in the desert.
He was a city boy who wandered in the wilderness.
He was backward in speech and he spoke for God.
He was the giver of the law and a picture of the grace to come.
His life illustrates huge failures of faith and unbelievable successes.

This man was Moses.

There isn't much more to say about this... It is powerful all on it's own. But what I can say is that no matter what you've gone through, who you think you are or what people have labeled you as, God has a bigger and better dream for your life and is just waiting for you to receive it. 

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

"Moses- Steps to a Life of Faith" Bob Saffrin*