THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Jephthah was from the people of Gilead. He was a strong soldier.
His father was named Gilead, and his mother was a prostitute. Gilead’s wife
had several sons. When they grew up, they forced Jephthah to leave his home.
They said to him, “You will not get any of our father’s property. You are the son of another
Judges 11:1, 2
Jephthah didn’t have the greatest story and because of it he was judged and treated wrongly. He didn’t
have a say in who his dad married but he was treated like he did have a choice. He was an outcast through
no fault of his.
Our past can be so powerful, so real, so tangible.
But there is a truth we must embrace and accept. YAH used Jephthah mightily despite his upbringing.
Yes, he didn’t come from a perfect family but that didn’t stop YAH from using him.
His past did not determine what YAH could do through him.
The enemy tries to make us think we are useless and worthless because of our past but
he is wrong. The Lord’s purpose for our lives is stronger than our past, period.
I can attest to this for sure. The enemy tried to use my past to derail me and I believed the lie
for a time but YAH delivered me. The past had a vice grip on me that I could not break free from.
I could not accept the good things the Lord had for me because of my past.
But all praise to Him for changing the story……
What He did for me, He can do for you.
Don’t believe the lies of the enemy.
The Lord can and will use you if you put your faith in Him. He will take your
life and do the impossible. Don’t let the past dictate what you can and can’t do. Don’t let it
determine who you will become. Don’t let it stop you from accepting all the good things YAH has
Jephthah could have simply accepted what everyone said about him but he didn’t. He trusted YAH
and was used by Him.
Remember, YAH’s purpose for your life is stronger than your past.
ACT ON IT – It’s not enough to talk about something. There needs to be action.
YAH used Jephthah in a mighty way even though his past wasn’t great.
Think on and write down a few ways your past has impacted your life to this point?
What can you do today to make sure your past doesn’t dictate your future?
Have you surrendered your past to the Lord?
Get with a friend or partner, or whoever you confide in after reading this post and
talk about your answers to the above questions
Make sure you are not walking this journey alone.
Be blessed friends…..