Chained by Your Past

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  ~C.S. Lewis

Imagine how different your life would be if you lived with this truth before your eyes. Fear would be cast out. Doubt, regret, anxiety, and hopelessness would have no place in your life. Think of the worst thing you have done, the one that weighs you down with guilt, that is always present in the back of your mind, reminding you of how worthless you are. Think of the countless times you have fallen back into the same patterns of sin, unable to extricate yourself from the depths of your own depravity. Think about the decisions you made in your life that broke your own heart as well as the hearts of others, those moments you would give anything to change. If you had but one more chance, you would go back and force yourself to make the right choice, altering your future forever.

   But God doesn’t want you to change your past.  Continue reading “Chained by Your Past”

I Was Born This Way

I was born stubborn.

I’m not just talking about the good kind of stubborn that means you persevere through life no matter what obstacles are in your way. I’m talking about the “I’m going to do this the hard way just because other people want me to do it differently,” kind of stubborn. The kind that drives everyone around you crazy and drives yourself crazy because you’re too stubborn to even give into your own better judgment. Continue reading “I Was Born This Way”