Seeds of Destiny Daily Devotional August 18, 2017
TOPIC: Living Beyond The Past – KeyTo Living At Your Best
SCRIPTURE: …but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You are at your best when you do not allow your history to become your misery.
MESSAGE: Sometime ago, a man by the name William Carey worked for eight years translating the Bible into different Indian languages. After so much labour in that achievement, the printing press caught fire and his translations got burnt; everything disappeared overnight.
People expected him to cry. They asked him what he was going to do after such a disaster. He said that the fire has done two things to him: first, it had burnt off the interpretations that were wrong, and second, it had also given him and the entire project team the wide publicity they would not have gotten.
He worked at it again and came up with better translations within a shorter period of time because he refused to allow a setback to become his graveyard. He operated at his best because he decided to live beyond his past.
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Beloved, you are at your best when you live beyond your past, when you do not allow your past to tie you down.
Daniel was a slave in a strange land but he did not allow his slavery to tamper with his destiny (Daniel 1:1-6). You are at your best when you do not allow your history to become your misery. Daniel was a man who lived a life of purpose. He refused to live an aimless life. He also decided to take a stand with God both publicly and privately.
Beloved, uphold these principles and no devil can stop you from living at your best, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: You are at your best when you do not allow your history to become your misery.
1. Reach out to anyone who offended you in the past and forgive them; you can call them up on phone.
2. Let go of your past mistakes or errors.
3. Make up your mind to fulfil your destiny despite your past or background.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: LIVING AT YOUR BEST
PRAYER: LORD, I receive the grace to let go of my past. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Those who dwell in their past, lose their place in the future. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Esther 1:1 to 3:15, 1 Corinthians 11:17 to 34, Psalm 35:17 to 28, Proverbs 21:19 to 20
AMAZING FACT: Turtles can breathe through their butts.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 18/8/1792 – John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1878) was born.