Some labels stick with you forever; once the deed is done it can’t be undone.
Every time you look at yourself in the mirror you may be reminded of what you’ve done or what has been done to you.
Every time you look at that empty chair you may be reminded of who you’ve lost for the rest of your life.
Some scars never go away. Some wounds never heal. Some words sting forever. Some losses are forever and some disgraces are permanent.
The question is: Can you be more than that.
Because certain labels are forever doesn’t mean they have to be your permanent address.
You can do more, you can be more, you can move beyond those things, you can love someone else (without betraying the love you lost), you can win at something else, a minor role and a menial position here doesn’t mean you have to have a minor role and a menial position somewhere else.
Bottom line, you have more in you than you (and others) are giving yourself credit for.
- The ONE THING for today: I resolve in 2016 to not be defined by what I am now. I shall move beyond my past into a new and better future. I can do this through the power of Jesus Christ and by taking consistent, determined, and wise action daily.
Philippians 3:12-13 (NLT)
12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead…